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Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore is a bright white paint color. It’s very often used on trim, doors, and cabinetry as well as walls. Today we will go over all the details of this gorgeous color.

Chantilly Lace is one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular white colors, and for good reason! It’s stunning! I used it on the trim in my first house and it really looked amazing with all the other colors in my home.

White walls have always been a classic look but have become very popular in recent years. When I was little my Mom used to say that white walls were very institutional. They weren’t popular at all. But today’s updated colors are anything but institutional.

What’s great is they look great in any design style. It doesn’t matter if you are into farmhouse or modern design, Chantilly Lace will look great!

A paint swatch of Chantilly lace and a bedroom with it painted on the walls with text overlay.
Image Source: The Zhush

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Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Stats

When you go to a paint store you will notice that each color has an associated number. BM Chantilly Lace has two numbers, OC-65 and 2121-70. Why does it have two numbers? Because it’s part of two paint collections.

Chantilly Lace belongs to the Off-White Collection and the Color Preview Collection. The makeup of each color is identical so if you go to the store you can use either number to tell them which you want. They are the same.

Here are some more details on this color:

  • Hex Code: #f4f6f1
  • 95.69% red
  • 96.47% green
  • 94.51% blue

Is Chantilly Lace the whitest white?

The whitest white is a tough one. All whites are not created equal. If you compare whites side by side you will notice slight differences between them. Chantilly Lace is just about as close as you can get to a true white though.

What is Chantilly Lace’s LRV?

LRV is a sliding scale from 0-100 with 0 being black and 100 the brightest white. Chantilly Lace sits at 90.4 which makes it a really bright white.

A swatch of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.

What undertones does Chantilly Lace have?

The undertones of Chantilly Lace are very slight, there is little to no pigment in this color. It’s honestly one of the most neutral whites you will find.

What makes it unique is that it is greatly swayed by the other colors in the room. For example, if there are a lot of windows with greenery right outside the windows then the wall color will lean a little green.

The fixed decor features in the space will sway it also. These would be the flooring, cabinetry, etc.

Because of the lack of pigment you need to be careful when painting over darker colors. It won’t cover very well.

Whenever you are going with a color with barely any pigment you need to use a color blocking primer under the paint. This will help you get the look you are going for without having to put a dozen coats of paint on the walls.

Is it warm or cool-toned?

This color is so neutral it’s really hard to say whether it’s warm or cool. It’s all about the other colors in the room that will sway it one warm or cool.

This color really reads as a true neutral white. This is probably why it’s such a popular color for Benjamin Moore.

How Light Affects Chantilly Lace

Lighting greatly affects every color but for Chantilly Lace it really can make it a chameleon. Here are some facts about natural lighting:

  • North-facing rooms have a light that tends to be a little cooler in nature and will come off slightly blue. Light colors will be a bit more muted or washed out while darker colors will be stunning.
  • East-facing rooms will have brighter light in the morning and less in the evenings. The evening light will be a bit cooler. In the morning with sunrise, the bright sun will be warm. Warm color palettes are great for these spaces because they will help balance the cool feel of the evenings.
  • South-facing rooms have consistent warm light throughout the day. The light really shows off the colors, dark will be very bright, and light colors will shine. Both warm and cool color palettes look good in a south-facing room.
  • West-facing rooms have warm light in the evening and cooler light in the morning. Basically, it’s the opposite of east-facing.

So what does all this mean for Chantilly Lace? If you are looking at a room that is north-facing you will notice this color can pull more blue or cool in that northern cool light. It can also get very washed out and bright.

In southern exposed rooms, this color will be warm and cozy. It is still very bright but will have a nice warm glow.

It is always a good idea when picking a paint color to get a sample and look at it over the course of a few days. This way you can be sure the color is right for you.

How to know if a paint color is right for you?

The best way to judge if a color is good for you is to put a swatch on the wall and look at it over a few days. Look at it in different lights and decide if you really like it.

You can do this by getting a sample from the paint store and using a brush put it up on the walls, but then you are left with a can that you can’t do anything with. Those samples are used with poor-quality paint and aren’t meant for use on your walls permanently.

I recommend going with Samplize. They are a company that will send you a 12X12 peel and stick swatch of a paint color that you can stick to the wall. When you are done just peel it off and throw it away.

It’s easy and much less messy!

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Whole Home Color Palette

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Where to Use Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

As I mentioned, this color is perfect for any design style. So it doesn’t really matter what room you use it in, it will look amazing. Here are some popular places that people use this color in:

  • walls
  • trim
  • doors
  • shiplap
  • cabinetry
  • furniture
  • exterior

Chantilly Lace in the Bathroom

A bathroom with wood cabinetry, marble counters, gold hardware and two gold rounded edged rectangular mirrors.
Source: Driven by Decor

This bathroom remodel by Driven by Decor is just gorgeous. It’s light and bright with not only the paint colors but the amount of natural light it receives. The white is warmed up by the gorgeous wood tones.

Chantilly Lace in the Entryway

A hallway and stairwell with a desk, basket under the desk and a gold oval mirror above.
Source: Juniper Home

What a welcoming entryway by Juniper Home with gorgeous white walls, natural wood tones, and beautiful accessories.

Chantilly Lace in the Bedroom

A girls bedroom with two iron beds, a floral mural on the headboard wall and striped curtains with tassels.
Source: Making Home Pretty

What little girl wouldn’t love this bedroom by Making Home Pretty. The white walls blend really well with the other whites in the room as well as the blues, yellows, and pinks in the mural.

Chantilly Lace on Architectural Features

an entryway wall with board and batten, a round mirror hanging and a stool under the mirror with black fur on it.
Source: Happy Housie

Happy Housie has such a gorgeous entryway with Chantilly Lace on this Board and Batten wall. I just love the way it pairs with the tile entryway and wood tones in the door and floors.

What colors go well with Chantilly Lace?

Chantilly Lace is such a natural color it goes with every other color there is! But, it does coordinate better with colors that have a neutral or cool base.

I love pairing it with blue-gray colors, gray-green colors, as well as blush. But really it works with anything.

What is also great, because of it’s neutrality, it goes really well with all wood tones, including honey oak which can be really tricky to pair colors with.

What color should trim be?

If you paint your walls Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace what color should you paint your trim? This is a great question.

If you want it all to be white then I would paint the trim the same color as the walls. Go with Chantilly Lace for walls and trim.

If you do this make sure you go one sheen higher on the trim compared to the walls. For example, if the walls are satin make sure the trim is semi-gloss.

If you really want a white paint color on the trim but don’t want to go with the monochromatic look of having the same color on the walls and trim then go for High Reflective White. It’s an even brighter white than Chantilly Lace and will have a slight contrast.

You can do something a little different, you could paint the trim a light gray or a light beige (like Accessible Beige) to give it a little more contrast. This is a technique that has really been gaining in popularity.

Whatever you decide is completely up to you!

Comparing other whites with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Choosing the right white paint color can honestly make you crazy. You have heard of 50 shades of gray, well the same thing could be said of whites.

As I said, the best way to compare whites is to hold them up next to one another. This will give you a very good idea as to the undertones and differences in each white paint color.

These are the most popular whites from both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore and the ones I see most commonly used.

Chantilly Lace vs. Simply White

This is a side by side comparison of Chantilly Lace and Simply White.

Putting colors side by side is a great way to see their differences. In this example Chantilly Lace looks much cooler than Simply White. Here are more details:

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Simply Whtie has an LRV of 89.52
  • Chantilly Lace is just a tad brighter of a color (but very little)
  • Simply White has yellow undertones
  • Chantilly Lace has virtually no undertones
  • Simply White is warmer than Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace vs. White Dove

This is a side by side comparison of Chantilly Lace and White Dove.

White Dove is one of my favorite white colors from Benjamin Moore but putting it next to Chantilly Lace makes you really see those undertones.

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • White Dove has an LRV of 83.16
  • White Dove is darker than Chantilly Lace
  • White Dove has yellow undertones with a touch of gray
  • Chantilly Lace is neutral in undertones
  • What Dove is warmer than Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace vs. Sherwin Williams Alabaster

This is a side by side comparison of Chantilly Lace and Alabaster.

When put next to one another it’s hard to imagine that Alabaster is even considered an off-white.

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Alabaster has an LRV of 82
  • Alabaster is much darker than Chantilly Lace
  • Alabaster has a lot of beige in it where Chantilly Lace is more neutral
  • Chantilly Lace is more of a crisp white
  • Alabaster has more pigment and therefore more saturation and depth

Chantilly Lace vs. High Reflective White

This is a side by side comparison of Chantilly Lace and Highly Reflective White.

No, I didn’t put the same color side by side, LOL. These colors do look almost identical but you can see a slight difference. High Reflective White is made by Sherwin Williams and is the complementary color to Chantilly Lace.

  • High Reflective White has an LRV of 93
  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • High Reflective White is a brighter color
  • both of these colors are crisp white paint colors

Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Snowbound

A side by side of Chantilly Lace and Snowbound.

Here is another color that is considered an off-white but when put next to Chantilly Lace looks almost gray. Here is why:

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Snowbound has an LRV of 83
  • Snowbound is darker than Chantilly Lace
  • Snowbound has yellow undertones with a touch of pink/purple
  • Chantilly Lace has neutral undertones
  • Snowbound has more saturation and depth of color

Chantilly Lace vs Swiss Coffee

A side by side of Swiss Coffee and Chantilly Lace.

Swiss Coffee is a gorgeous creamy off-white and looks good with Chantilly Lace!

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Swiss Coffee has an LRV of 81.91
  • Chantilly Lace is a brighter color
  • Swiss Coffee has yellow and green undertones with a touch of gray
  • Swiss Coffee is a warm off-white paint color
  • Chantilly Lace is a neutral bright white paint color

Chantilly Lace vs White

A side by side of Chantilly Lace and BM White.

Yes, Benjamin Moore has a color that is just white. Next to each other, they look very different!

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • White has an LRV of 83.56
  • Chantilly Lace is a brighter color
  • Both lack an abundance of pigment
  • both are from the same color hue family

Chantilly Lace vs Super White

A side by side of Chantilly Lace and Super White.

These two colors are very similar but they do have subtle differences:

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Super White has an LRV of 89.09
  • Chantilly Lace is technically brighter but they are almost exactly the same
  • Super White has a touch of gray in the undertones
  • Chantilly Lace is a neutral white paint color
  • Super White is a slightly cool paint color

Chantilly Lace vs Extra White

A side by side of Chantilly Lace and Extra White

I really like these two next to each other. They are very similar.

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Extra White has an LRV of 86
  • Chantilly Lace is slightly brighter
  • Chantilly Lace is a crisp neutral white paint color
  • Extra White has slight blue undertones
  • Extra White is a cool white paint color

Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Greek Villa

A side by side of Chantilly Lace and Greek Villa.

Greek Villa is such a different color when side by side with Chantilly Lace and here’s why:

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Greek Villa has an LRV of 84
  • Chantilly Lace is brighter
  • Green Villa has beige undertones
  • Chantilly Lace is more neutral
  • Greek Villa is an off-white
  • Greek Villa is warmer

Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Pure White

A side by side of Chantilly Lace and Pure White.

Pure White is one of my favorite colors from Sherwin Williams, it’s what I chose to use in my daughter’s bedroom.

  • Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 90.4
  • Pure White has an LRV of 84
  • Chantilly Lace is a brighter color
  • Pure White has yellow undertones with a touch of gray
  • Chantilly Lace is a neutral white
  • Pure White is a warm white

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Behr equivalent to Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace?

If you are looking for a color from Behr that is exactly the same as Chantilly Lace there isn’t one. You can’t get an exact match because they all have different formulas.

That being said, there is one that is very close to being the same as Chantilly Lace and that is Bit of Sugar.

Is Chantilly Lace too white?

That really depends on what you think is too white. If you are looking for a creamy white then yes, it’s too white. If you are looking for a crisp neutral white then this is the one!

Is Chantilly Lace a good exterior paint color?

Remember, any time you paint a color on the exterior of the home it will read significantly brighter than it will on the interior. The reason is all the natural light the exterior receives.

If you want a bright white on the outside of your home this is a great choice! It’s also great for trim, doors and accents to pair with darker colors.

What is the Sherwin Williams equivalent to Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace?

I mentioned this before, there are no exact paint colors between paint manufacturers. They all use different formulas for their colors.

There are a couple that are very similar though. I like Sherwin Williams High Reflective White. Runners up would be Extra White and Super White.

What white do designers use?

The most popular white paint colors amonst designers would be:

  • Sherwin Williams Pure White
  • Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Is Chantilly Lace too stark?

If you are using it in a north-facing room it can read a little stark because northern light tends to lean towards blue.

Does Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace look yellow?

Absolutely no. This is a neutral white paint color. If it leans one way it leans towards being cool not warm.

Does Chantilly Lace have gray undertones?

It doesn’t have any undertones but it pulls one way or another depending on what else is going on in the room. For example, the flooring, furnishings, cabinetry, furniture, and even what is just outside the windows. That’s why it’s always best to get a sample.

How many coats do you need?

We all wish we could paint a room in one coat and be done but that is rarely, if ever, the case. I have painted a lot of rooms over the years and they all need at least two coats.

When you are using a light color with little to no pigment like Chantilly Lace it might take more than two coats to cover the previous color you had on the walls. It’s a good idea to use a color blocking primer to help cover the previous color so you won’t have to do so many coats of the paint color.


We went over a ton of information here today so let’s do a quick recap of all the most important details:

  • Belongs to two color families: Off-White Collection and the Color Preview Collection
  • Has. anLRV of 90.4
  • Is a natural white paint color
  • Has little to no undertones
  • Has very little pigment
  • Looks great with all colors but especially cool tones
  • SW equivalent would be High Reflective White
  • Behr equivalent would be Bit of Sugar

Other White Paint Colors to check out:

A swatch of Chantilly Lace with text overlay.

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