Chantilly Lace is a bright white paint color by Benjamin Moore. It is a perennial favorite paint color for trim, cabinets, walls and exteriors. In addition, Chantilly Lace is probably Benjamin Moore’s most popular white paint color.
While white trim is classically in style, white walls have become increasingly more popular in the last few years. They can give a room a minimalistic look, and work well with traditional, southwestern, modern and farmhouse style homes.
If you’re considering painting your walls, trim, cabinets or exterior white, continue reading for all the information you need to know on Chantilly Lace.
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Details of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is a very clean white paint color. As a color, it is bright, crisp and pure looking.
Benjamin Moore’s website compares it to textiles such linen or lace, because it is a white paint that is so unadulterated with any other colors (we’ll talk more about that later).
It has an LRV (light reflectance value) of 92, on a scale of 0-100. This means that it is going to reflect a ton of light back into the room.
Chantilly Lace actually has one of Benjamin Moore’s highest LRVs.
Chantilly Lace Numbers
Sometimes people get a little confused when researching Chantilly Lace because it has two numbers from Benjamin Moore.
Chantilly Lace is both OC-65 and 2121-70. This is because Benjamin Moore includes Chantilly Lace in both their Color Preview Collection, and their Off-White Collection.
Most commonly, you will see Chantilly Lace referred to as OC-65. Whether you order OC-65 or 2121-70 though, both colors are the same Chantilly Lace. The only difference is the number.
Undertones of Chantilly Lace
While all white paint colors (and all paint colors in general) have undertones, Chantilly Lace has very minimal hints of color in it.
The easiest way to see the undertones in a white paint color is to compare it to other whites. Some say that a good backdrop for comparison is a simple white sheet of computer paper.
I find that comparing Chantilly Lace to other whites, such as Simply White and Super White yield answers as well.
When you look at Chantilly Lace in comparison to other popular whites, you will see that it does not look yellow, it does not look gray and it does not look beige.
Instead, Chantilly Lace has just a hint of creaminess that pulls it away from looking too stark. Don’t misunderstand this though – Chantilly Lace is not a creamy white. But, when you look at Chantilly Lace you will see that it doesn’t have any chill to it, making it more of a soft white.
Is Chantilly Lace Warm or Cool?
With Chantilly Lace, it is hard to say whether it is warm or cool because its undertones are just so slight.
It is truly not a cool white though, since it doesn’t have any blue or green undertones.
When I compare it to other white paint colors, my eye sees that it leans warm, but without any yellow, orange or pink undertones.
So, we will call Chantilly Lace a neutral white, but really it just barely hints warm.
People frequently wonder if Chantilly Lace looks yellow. It doesn’t. It can look a little warm in southern facing light, but it should never look yellow.
However, if you DO find your Chantilly Lace paint looking yellow, you may want to consider changing your light bulbs from a warm temperature to a cool temperature – this makes a huge difference!
Chantilly Lace Color Comparisons
When I discuss white paint colors on Love Remodeled, I like to compare the white paint colors to each other.
Choosing the right white paint color can leave your head swimming and induce a lot of doubt, and I find that this helps readers determine which paint color is the right white paint color for them.
Here, I will compare Chantilly Lace to some of the other most popular white paint colors by Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
While there are TONS of other white paint options, these white paints are the ones that are most frequently used in similar places, such as on trim, on cabinets, as a bright white exterior or on walls.
If you’re considering one of these white paint color, you may also be considering another.
So without further ado…
Chantilly Lace vs. Pure White
Before we get into the actual color, let me say that I am discussing Sherwin Williams’ Pure White paint color, NOT Benjamin Moore’s Pure White paint color. They both have a “Pure White” but Sherwin William’s Pure White is much more popular than Benjamin Moore’s (and is also a better comparison for Chantilly Lace).
Pure White has been a long time favorite white paint color for me. It is crisp and clean and bright, and actually warm (instead of just almost warm like Chantilly Lace is). It has slight greige undertones in it that make it work well with other warm shades. Pure White is my go-to shade for trim in my own homes, though I’ve also used Simply White.
I love Pure White on trim, cabinets and exteriors, and also find that it does well on walls when you want a stark white look that doesn’t lean blue at all.
When you look at the two colors next to each other on the chart below, you’ll see that Pure White looks like a much darker white than Chantilly Lace does. In reality, Pure White is darker, but not as drastically darker as this depiction shows. Pure White is definitely still a really light white.
Check out this post if you want more information on Pure White.
Chantilly Lace vs. Decorators White
Decorator’s White is another popular white paint color by Benjamin Moore.
While it also has a high LRV, it has much more color in it than Chantilly Lace. Decorator’s White has gray and purple undertones in it. These undertones make it less versatile than Chantilly Lace, as it could pick up a hint of color that you don’t want in your white walls or trim.
In addition, while Chantilly Lace hints warm, Decorator’s White is a cool white. Though it works well with other colors, Decorators White is not a good white to pair with other whites, as it will more readily show it’s undertones.
Click here for a full color review on Decorator’s White.
Chantilly Lace vs. Simply White
When you compare Chantilly Lace to Simply White, it is easy to see that Simply White is a bit of misnomer. Simply White has more color in it that Chantilly Lace, though is still a very light white paint color.
Simply White has yellow undertones that put it firmly in the warm category. It doesn’t typically show up as yellow looking on your walls or trim, though it can read a bit warmer in a southern facing room.
Simply White works in all the same places as Chantilly Lace does, though they’re not necessarily interchangeable. I find that Simply White is a little bit more versatile than Chantilly Lace, as it tends to work on walls a bit better.
Check out this post if you want more information on Simply White.
Chantilly Lace vs. High Reflective White
Of all of the white paint colors that Sherwin Williams carries, High Reflective White is the most similar white paint color to Chantilly Lace. While High Reflective White and Chantilly Lace are not equivalent, you will find that they almost look the same.
Both have extremely high LRVs, and both have very little undertones.
When you compare Chantilly Lace to High Reflective White, you can see that Chantilly Lace has just a smidge more color in it (though it is hard to really qualify what that color it).
Basically, it just looks a little bit warmer. Not actually warm, just a little bit warmer than High Reflective White.
Click here for a full paint color review on High Reflective White.
Chantilly Lace vs. Super White
As a a last color comparison, let’s discuss Chantilly Lace vs. Super White.
Super White is, as the name implies, a very light white paint color. It has a hint of gray undertones that make it a bit cooler than Chantilly Lace. Overall though, it is very popular and highly versatile as it has less potentially offensive undertones than a shade such as Decorator’s White.
Chantilly Lace and Super White can be used for many of the same spaces. If you want a white that leans cool, go with Super White. If you want one that leans warm though, pick Chantilly Lace.
Check out this full review of Super White if you’re interested in this paint shade.
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Colors that Go With Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is such a clean white that it plays nicely with most other colors. It looks good with deep reds, smoky blues, blue-greens, grays, oranges and browns.
You can put it with anything because the undertones are so minimal.
Where Can You Use Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is at its best when it is on trim and cabinets. Its clean white look gives them a bright appearance that doesn’t look too terribly stark (because Chantilly leans slightly warm).
Chantilly Lace is also a good white for exteriors if you’re trying to match whites with exterior trim. Oftentimes, a darker white can look dingy on siding when painted next to white windows or other white features. Chantilly Lace tends to not have this problem.
Last, Chantilly Lace can work on walls, but often, a white with a bit more color may work better.
Final Thoughts on Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace
In my opinion, Chantilly Lace is Benjamin Moore’s truest white paint color. It looks pure, crisp and bright on your surface, and it does all this without hinting towards any particular color.
When you want a white paint color that is going to just look white, Chantilly Lace is a great pick!
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Thursday 1st of September 2022
I really need help on my decision on picking the right white for all walls in my entire home. We are changing all bathrooms kitchen wine room and any other counter tops with quartz . Calcutta gold in master bathroom we have his/hers. All others are quartz with gray veins. I do not want a white with any yellow or other undertones and definitely not a stark white. Antique wood floors throughout the home as well as windows and doors. We have a large home so I am nervous about my choice. Will Chantilly Lace be a good choice? We have large windows throughout the house as well French doors all stained cypress.
Sunday 4th of September 2022
So sorry that I didn't see this earlier, but yes, Chantilly Lace is a good choice if you don't want a white with any undertones. It may look a little stark, but you can always try to warm it up with warm lighting if you need to. Another good option is Pure White. Its not too yellow, but its softer than Chantilly Lace because it has a gray undertone. Hope you love how it turned out!
Wednesday 20th of April 2022
Hi. I am deep in the whites dilemma.Thanks for your post!
Simply White is the existing trim and ceiling in our home.
We are doing a complete reno of the kitchen (north facing with some light from the south as well) and have chosen Chantilly Lace cabinets and Empira white countertops as I prefer true whites more than one with a yellow undertone..
BUT would Chantilly lace cabinets nicely pop with Simply White trim and ceiling?
If not, maybe best to switch over to Simply White cabinets and choose another countertop?
Thursday 21st of April 2022
Hi Dianne! Thanks for your comment! Simply White has more color in it than Chantilly Lace, so the cabinets will be the lightest and brightest thing in the room (unless your countertops are brighter). I think this combo would work well :). You could also switch to Simply White, but I don't think you need to. If you like the plan you have, I don't think there is any reason to change!
Sunday 10th of April 2022
Hi , I’m thinking of doing my living room chantilly lace , but I don’t know what color I should do my ceiling an trims? Also I have a narrow hallway with No natural light an minimal artificial light what color would you recommend for my hallway?? Please help I would truly appreciate your advise
Wednesday 20th of April 2022
Hi Marcy! Do the trim in Chantilly Lace in a higher sheen (maybe semi-gloss) and the ceiling in Chantilly Lace in a flat. For the hallway, just try to find something with an LRV that's like 75 or above. Good luck!
Sunday 20th of February 2022
Hope you are doing well. The online color tool suggested me consider Benjamin moor Winter Snow ( OC-63) as the color of my new kitchen cabinetry to match the quartz countertop - Portrush from Cambria ( with a little blue tune). I am concerned it might be too chilly. What is your thought ? Will Chantilly lace make the match?
Wednesday 23rd of February 2022
Hi Josh! Winter Snow would probably be quite chilly. Without seeing the quartz, I would guess that Chantilly Lace would be fine. It's very clean, so it doesn't have a lot to argue with in terms of undertones. Good luck!
Wednesday 12th of January 2022
Hi I’m looking for a Benjamin Moore white paint that will match my woodwork. The woodwork is Behr ultra pure white. I think Chantilly lace might be the closets but I would like your expert opinion. I will be painting my cabinets.
Wednesday 12th of January 2022
Hi Mary. You're correct, Chantilly Lace is the closest. Ultra Pure White is a little whiter/brighter, but Chantilly Lace is Benjamin Moore's cleanest, brightest white. Good luck!