Looking for the perfect true white paint color for your home? Let’s review Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and if it might be perfect for your home!
White is a fresh, blank slate that pairs well with virtually every color. However, there are a lot of white paint colors out there and not all are the same.
Some are bright or dark; white paint colors can have various undertones.
One popular true white paint color is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Let’s review this color to see if it would work for your home!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace: a complete color review, OC-65
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is a true white paint color. It lacks the typical blue, yellow or pink undertones of other white paint colors.
Chantilly Lace is in the off-white color family; however, it is more of a true white than most other white paint colors.
Light Reflectance Value
Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.
With an LRV of 90, Extra White is very light and bright.
R: 245 G: 245 B: 239
RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!
When the three numbers are close in value like this, it means the paint color is neutral or close to it.
Chantilly Lace is unique in that it has almost no undertones. Most white paint colors have undertones of blue, yellow or pink. Chantilly Lace is a true white.
Chantilly Lace will look different in various spaces depending on natural light and other lighting sources.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Consider using Chantilly Lace for:
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors and trim
- Benjamin Moore Super White
- Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Sherwin Williams Extra White
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
- Behr Cotton Ball
- Behr Ultra Pure White
Because Chantilly Lace has minimal undertones, it can be paired with virtually any color. Be careful if pairing with another white, as two whites together often makes one of them look dingy.
I like to pair Chantilly Lace with other neutrals (both grays and tans), greens and blues. It can also be paired with yellows, reds, oranges and purples.
Light and dark grays:
- Puritan Gray
- Pale Smoke
- Rhine River
- Willow Creek
Light and dark blues:
- Palladian Blue
- Gossamer Blue
- Sea Star
- Windy Sky
- Hale Navy
Light and dark greens:
- High Park
- Dark Olive
- Soft Fern
When painting your walls white, I almost always suggest using the same white color for your trim. But, choose a glossier sheen for tone-on-tone contrast.
So, if you did Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace walls in matte or eggshell, I’d use Chantilly Lace in a semi-gloss on the trim.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace color palette
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Chantilly Lace FAQs
What are the undertones of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace?
Chantilly Lace is a true white paint color with virtually no undertones. Most other white paint colors have undertones of blue, yellow or pink.
What color trim goes with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace?
When using white paint on walls, use the same white color for your trim. Choose a glossier sheen for some contrast.
What is the difference between BM Chantilly Lace and BM Simply White?
Chantilly Lace and Simply White are both popular white paint colors. Simply White is slightly darker and has yellow undertones. Chantilly Lace has minimal undertones.
What is the difference between BM Chantilly Lace and SW Extra White?
Despite its name, Extra White is a bit darker than Chantilly Lace. Extra White also has blue undertones, whereas Chantilly Lace has minimal undertones.
What grays pair well with Chantilly Lace?
Because Chantilly Lace is a true white, it pairs well with almost any paint color, including grays. It works well with Horizon, Puritan Gray, Pale Smoke, Rhine River and Willow Creek, to name a few.
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