If you have been ripping your hair out and yelling “I just want white!!”…
Perfect! Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is exactly what you’re looking for.
We’re done here. Pack it up and head to the Moore store! Take my word for it, this is the one!
If you aren’t quite that desperate, here is everything you need to know about this Benjamin Moore super shade, and what other colors work just as good!
(Or almost as good…I’m a little partial.)
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What Color is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (2121-70 or OC-65)
Benjamin Moore says: “As delicate and refined as the lace it was named after, this crisp, clean white evokes images of pure silk, soft linen and simpler times.”
In layman’s terms, Chantilly Lace is a true white paint color with just a hint of warmth, and no undertones.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Color Profile
The LRV of Chantilly Lace is 92.2. What is an LRV, you ask?
The LRV of a color indicates on a scale of 0 – 100 how much light a color reflects (or doesn’t reflect). True black has an LRV of 0 and pure white has an LRV of 100.
In the paint world, we are working in a range of about 3 – 93 because no paint color is purely black or completely white.
Basically, 92.2 is waaay up there!
Chantilly Lace RGB & Hex
I don’t always include RGB and hex codes because often that info is readily available on a brand’s site.
Benjamin Moore however, holds their cards very close to the chest. They do not share any color info beyond the LRV, so we are left to guess.
I do not happen to have a home color match machine, so I use encycolorpedia. They tell us that Chantilly Lace is Red 245, Green 247, Blue 242.
I trust encycolorpedia more than a couple other tools, because they seem the most consistent, particularly when it comes to getting the right LRV.
The hex code for Chantilly Lace is #f5f7f2.
What Are the Undertones of SW Chantilly Lace
While I said that Chantilly Lace has no undertones (and truly it doesn’t), it is a green white.
I do find that Chantilly Lace reflects green maybe a bit more than other colors. We used it in our previous living room, which had a huge front window and a big tree outside. In that room, Chantilly Lace could sometimes look green due to the reflection from outside.
Now any white will reflect differently based on the environment, but I do think Chantilly Lace is particularly keen on green.
Is Chantilly Lace Warm or Cool
Chantilly Lace is pretty neutral, but it does have a hint of warmth. It’s just enough to make you think “Oooh, that’s a nice white,” but not enough to detect anything else. It does NOT look the slightest bit creamy.
Chantilly Lace is so neutral that I included it in my Foolproof Neutrals e-book!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Color Palette
I never know what to put in a white palette, because it’s white! The perfect blank canvas. So here I have put together Chantilly Lace with some other popular colors.
(In case you weren’t sure, Chantilly Lace is the background color.)
Complementary & Coordinating Colors
Clearly people looove pairing Chantilly Lace with other neutral colors. Such is the way with paint. Most of us are a little commitment-phobic!
These are all Benjamin Moore colors for once! I usually do a lot of mixing and matching.
(I tossed in Benjamin Moore Misty Lilac because it is the closest I could find to the “official” complementary color for Chantilly Lace, which would be a soft purple.)
Chantilly Lace with Gray Owl
Gray Owl is a green gray. I like it as an updated neutral after years of plain grays. It looks good with Chantilly Lace, but what doesn’t!
Chantilly Lace with Revere Pewter
Woohoo Revere Pewter. If you just started looking at paint colors for the first time, maybe you haven’t heard of Revere Pewter…but I still doubt it.
I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere out there, a baby’s first words were Revere Pewter. It’s that popular.
Chantilly Lace and Balboa Mist or Callingwood
Balboa Mist is a neutral tan color. It’s a popular whole home color because it’s not too light and not too dark.
Revere Pewter and Collingwood are pretty similar to Balboa Mist, and any of the three would be a good choice with Chantilly Lace.
Kendall Charcoal and Chantilly Lace
Kendall Charcoal is a dark charcoal gray with some warmth to it.
Wrought Iron with Chantilly Lace
Wrought Iron is sometimes touted as a black, but it isn’t really. It’s a very dark charcoal gray.
Usually Benjamin Moore also provides palette suggestions, but they don’t for Chantilly Lace because it can really go with anything.
What Trim Colors Go With Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace?
What White to Use with Chantilly Lace?
White paint colors can be confusing when choosing trim to match.
With Chantilly Lace there is no real point in choosing a different white for trim. It is already one of the whitest whites available, so why would you?
This is good news for your time and your budget. No need to be careful around the trim, and you don’t need to purchase another color!
Just because I could, I thought I would toss in this foyer where Chantilly Lace is the best supporting actor for Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black:
You can see that Chantilly has been used for the trim and ceilings, as well as the walls.
If you do want some contrast, get Chantilly Lace in a satin or semi-gloss. It’s amazing how different that can look!
Try Beige or Greige Trim with Chantilly Lace
Hear me out!
Beige is coming back in a big way, and it’s being used in some surprising places. The white walls in this photo are NOT Chantilly Lace, but it’s a good example:
The walls in the example are Sherwin Williams Alabaster, and the trim is Accessible Beige.
Here is one more with SW Agreeable Gray and white walls:
Doesn’t that look sophisticated?
You could recreate this with Collingwood, Balboa Mist, or Revere Pewter!
It’s an idea, if you didn’t want to do an all-white look.
Don’t Forget Your Supplies!
This little brush might look funny, but it’s my absolute ride or die!
Rollers like these hold the most paint and make the job faster. Get a metal roller cage for easy on and off.
DryDex is the fastest (and funnest!) way to make chips and dents disappear. (Make sure you get a small spackling tool that actually fits in the container, and a sanding sponge.)
This tool will save your back and limit time on a ladder.
Can You Use Chantilly Lace for Doors, Trim, and Ceilings?
Chantilly Lace isn’t just a great choice for trim and doors when it’s also on the wall, you can use it for trim with really any other color.
Here it is on the trim and ceilings with Benjamin Moore Bavarian Cream on the walls.
Here it is with Benjamin Moore Cloud White:
Chantilly Lace is a favorite trim, ceiling, and door color of ThriveAll Projects (@thriveallprojects).
Here they used it with Benjamin Moore Pale Oak:
In another property they used Chantilly Lace again, but this time with Benjamin Moore White Dove.
You get the idea!
For more white-on-white color schemes, check out my post: White Walls with White Trim? (Alabaster with Pure White & More!)
Chantilly Lace in Your Whole Home
I’ve probably already answered the question, but if you’re still wondering if you can use Chantilly Lace everywhere, allow me to illustrate!
…Actually, let’s allow Alishya from @greenpaintandlove to illustrate, because that’s exactly what she has done!
Let’s start with some of the ho-hum areas of your house, like hallways and stairs:
The “black” on the cabinets is actually Benjamin Moore Essex Green. (I talk a bit about it in my Dark Green Paint Colors post.)
Love Chantilly Lace with that patterned floor!
Here is the stairwell:
Moving on to the rest of the house:
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Living Room
Alishya’s open plan living room and dining room, is a Chantilly Lace and walnut retreat.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Office
I feel like these first photos really show Chantilly Lace as a clean white with a tiny bit of softness.
Here in Alishya’s office on a snowy day, you can see it looking quite cool toned:
This proves that it is a white white, but it doesn’t typically look this stark.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Kitchen
Here is one final shot from Alishya’s house, before we move on:
You can see more of her kitchen in my Green Kitchen Cabinets post.
Karin (@karinwithaneye) is another lover of Chantilly Lace, and has also used it on her kitchen walls – with green cabinets no less!
The cabinet color here is Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue, one of my personal favorites.
Chantilly Lace on Kitchen Cabinets
So that was Chantilly Lace in the kitchen, but what about on the actual cabinets?
I found quite a few kitchens with white Chantilly Lace cabinets.
This first one is at The Hawthorn House (@thehawthornhouse)
I love the copper hardware with the true white of the Chantilly Lace cabinets!
The wall color is Benjamin Moore Simply White at 75% strength.
I think Chantilly Lace is a really great choice with marble, because it is such a true white that it won’t look yellow in comparison.
These next two kitchens are by GMD Painting (@gmdesigninc).
The first one reallyyy shows off the true white nature of Chantilly Lace:
Chantilly Lace looks cooler when paired with mostly gray finishes:
This next kitchen looks a little creamier, but I think it’s the lighting, because everything in this room looks quite warm:
One more! :
Chantilly Lace as an Exterior Paint Color
It took me a while, but I finally came across Chantilly Lace on a couple of exteriors!
These two homes were both refreshed by our friend Adrien at Word of Mouth Painting (@word_of_mouth_painting).
The red door you see here with Chantilly Lace is Benjamin Moore Caliente, and the trim is Benjamin Moore Onyx.
The next house is also stucco, and features a bright blue door:
Adrien even shared the color palette over on his instagram!
If you are wondering, “Black” is the trim color, and Kendall Charcoal comes in on the garage door:
I’m a big fan of the freshness of Chantilly Lace on an exterior!
I will say that it can look creamier than I expected. I’m sure this is down to how much light it reflects.
If your house is surrounded by a lot of bright grass and sunshine, you might see a bit more cream.
Overall, it is the truest white that I have seen on an exterior (except for maybe Farrow & Ball All White, which is about the same).
One last exterior photo, because I love this quirky feature:
Chantilly Lace isn’t a cold white, but it’s not overly soft outside.
You might like Sherwin Williams Oyster White, if you are looking for a softer white. It’s darker, but still pretty neutral:
Comparing Chantilly Lace to Other Benjamin Moore White Paint Colors
What’s the best way to choose the perfect white paint color?
The same way as any other color: By comparison!
And boy oh boy, do I have comparisons for you!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Alabaster OC-129
Not to be confused with Sherwin Williams Alabaster, which is also a creamy white, I am talking about the Benjamin Moore version.
Alabaster isn’t super similar to Chantilly Lace, it is an orange based white and waaay creamy.
The LRV of Benjamin Moore Alabaster is 87.04.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Ballet White OC-9
I was surprised to find out that Ballet White is a re-name of Benjamin Moore Muskoka Trail, which at some point was also known as Plaster of Paris.
Well the difference between Chantilly Lace and Ballet White (or whatever you want to call it) is not confusing.
With an LRV of 73.54, Ballet White is an off-white, bordering on light beige. It is more similar to Sherwin Williams Shoji White.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Atrium White OC-145
Atrium White is pretty similar to Alabaster, it even has the same LRV: 87.04.
It’s a little bit more red toned, so even further from Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Classic Gray (1548 or OC-23)
You would not believe how many times I have asked people on Instagram what their white paint color is, and they respond “classic gray.”
Classic Gray is really not gray at all (in my opinion). It’s a neutral off-white.
I will try to write about it soon so that I can show you some pictures, but this post is already too long to get into detail!
The LRV of Classic Gray is 74.78.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Cloud Cover (OC-25 or 855)
Cloud Cover looks a bit greige in comparison to the Chantilly Lace swatch, but in real life it is a creamy white that can look a teeny bit yellow.
(Particularly when paired with true white trim.)
The LRV of Cloud Cover is 81.8.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Cloud White (967/CC-40/OC-130)
Cloud White is a fairly true white with an LRV of 87.35, but it does have creamy yellow tones.
It is darker than Chantilly Lace, and less neutral.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Cotton Balls (2145-70/OC-122)
Cotton Balls is actually pretty similar to Chantilly Lace, but a bit more yellow and a tiiiiny bit darker.
The LRV of Cotton Balls is 90.67.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Decorator’s White (OC-149 or CC-20)
Decorator’s White is very similar to Chantilly Lace, but darker.
This is a color that is heavily influenced by light, decor, and other factors. It can look warm, slightly gray, or stark white depending on what else is going on.
The LRV of Decorator’s White is 84.61.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Distant Gray (2124-70 or OC-68)
Distant Gray is again, not really a gray! It is a green-based white just like Chantilly Lace, but even more green (meaning less yellow and therefore a little cooler).
The LRV of Distant Gray is 90.2.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs White Dove (OC-17 or PM-19)
With an LRV of 85.38, White Dove is approaching off-white territory, but it is still a white.
White Dove is a creamy yellow-based white.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Frostine (AF-5)
Frostine is a little cooler and darker than Chantilly Lace, with an LRV of 86.05.
It’s still a very true white!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Intense White (OC-51 or 857)
Intense White (formerly known as Sheep’s Wool) is quite a bit darker than Chantilly Lace, with an LRV of 74.52.
The name “Intense White” makes me think of a bright white, but this one is actually a creamy off-white. It reminds me a bit of Sherwin Williams Natural Choice.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Linen White (912/OC-146/PM-28)
Linen White is really nothing like Chantilly Lace. It is a pretty accurate linen color however.
Linen White has an LRV of 82.9, so it is actually quite light, just super saturated and not gray at all.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Oxford White (CC-30 or 869)
Looking at the swatches side-by-side, Oxford White is pretty similar to Chantilly Lace.
Oxford White is a little bit warmer and darker than Chantilly Lace.
It’s a hard color to describe. If I had to, I would say “Joanna Gaines white.” It’s kind of a warm, creamy, farmhouse white, but not really yellow, gray, or beige.
The LRV of Oxford White is 88.85.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Pale Oak
Pale Oak is not a white at all, it’s like a pale greige.
Formerly known as “Athena,” Pale Oak has an LRV of 69.89.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Paper White
Paper White is in a similar color family to Chantilly Lace, but it is darker and more gray.
The LRV of Paper White is 75.89, so I would definitely describe it as a very light gray or an off-white, but not a white.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Simply White (OC-117 or 2143-70)
Simply White has an LRV of 91.7, so I was expecting it to be a very true white. As it turns out, Simple White is very light, but also very creamy, with soft yellow undertones.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Soft Chamois
Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois (not to be confused with the Behr color of the same name) is far more similar to Ballet White than Chantilly Lace.
It is an off-white with an LRV of 78.94.
(This is another color that is pretty similar to SW Shoji White.)
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Steam (AF-15)
Steam is another creamy white from Benjamin Moore that is more yellow. It has an LRV of 85.91, so it is almost an off-white.
Steam is quite similar to White Dove, and not that close to Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Super White (PM-1 or OC-152)
Super White…I was going to take a wild guess based on Intense White and Simply White, and say that it isn’t “super” white, but I was wrong!
Super White is pretty white! Sure it has an LRV of 89.09, so it isn’t the brightest white, but it is a clean true white.
Compared to Chantilly Lace, Super White is a bit darker and more gray, so it tends to look slightly cooler.
I wonder if this color has been discontinued?
You can’t search it on Benjamin Moore’s site anymore. You can Google it and then it pops up from Benjamin Moore, but obviously it has been de-listed from their search tool.
I have not done a side-by-side comparison, but Super White reminds me a lot of Behr Diamonds Therapy.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Swiss Coffee (OC-45)
Swiss Coffee is one of Benjamin Moore’s all-time most popular whites. It isn’t much like Chantilly Lace, it is a creamy white with an LRV of 83.93.
Swiss Coffee is not my personal favorite, because when it looks creamy it tends to look a bit yellow rather than orange/beige, but plenty of people love it!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Vanilla Milkshake (2141-70 or OC-59)
Vanilla Milkshake is a bit more yellow and darker than Chantilly Lace.
Its LRV is 83.19.
Vanilla Milkshake is much closer to the color Steam, than it is to Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Wedding Veil (2125-70)
Wedding Veil is darker and more gray than Chantilly Lace.
I’m not super qualified to tell you how Wedding Veil looks in real life, because I was only able to find a handful of so-so photos of it.
From what I’ve seen, it does read a bit gray compared to a true white, but you would want to sample it for yourself.
The LRV of Wedding Veil is 85.95.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs White (OC-151 or PM-2)
Benjamin Moore “White” is pretty similar to Chantilly Lace. It has an LRV of 85.27, so it’s a bit darker than Chantilly Lace, and it is slightly more gray.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs White Cloud (967 or 2159-70 or CC-40)
Conversations around the Benjamin Moore design studio: “Sure we already have cloud white, but what about white cloud?”
Okay, alleged conversations.
If you’re confused, Cloud White is the ultra popular creamy white. White Cloud (this color), is an even creamier, almost peachy, white.
The LRV of White Cloud is 88.15.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs White Diamond (2121-60 or OC-61)
Benjamin Moore’s White Diamond is similar to White, Wedding Veil, and the other gray whites we have looked at.
It is darker than Chantilly Lace, and not really creamy at all. That being said, it is a pretty true white, but a cool white.
I think White Diamond reads brighter than it’s LRV of 84.75.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs White Heron (OC-57)
White Heron is darker and creamier than Chantilly Lace.
It doesn’t have the same base at all, but White Heron on the wall reminds me a bit of Sherwin Williams Whitetail.
The LRV of White Heron is 88.85.
Chantilly Lace Compared to Sherwin Williams Whites
Okay, I think that should cover all of the FAQ’s about Chantilly Lace vs Benjamin Moore whites, but of course we still have Sherwin Williams!
Something to know about Sherwin Williams: They make a lot of white paint colors. Like a LOT, a lot.
What they don’t make, is a lot of bright clean whites. Sherwin Williams does creamy in every tiny variation under the sun, but white white? Not so much.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Alabaster is one of Sherwin Williams most popular whites, but it is nothing like Chantilly Lace.
Alabaster is a creamy white with an LRV of 82.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Dover White
Dover White is an off-white, so it is even darker and creamier than Alabaster. Again, nothing like the true white of Chantilly Lace.
The LRV of Dover White is 83.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Extra White
Sherwin Williams Extra White is similar to Chantilly Lace. It is a little darker, a little warmer, and a little more gray.
The LRV of Extra White is 86.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Greek Villa
I have actually written a whole article about Greek Villa, if you would like to see it in action!
You can clearly see that Greek Villa and Chantilly Lace are not very similar. Greek Villa does tend to look more white than you would think from the swatch, but it is definitely still creamy.
The LRV of Greek Villa is 84.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
High Reflective White is Sherwin Williams “whitest white.” It has an LRV of 93, so it is about as bright white as they come!
High Reflective White is a popular trim color, but you don’t see it on the wall all that often, so I don’t feel like I can say for sure how it looks compared to Chantilly Lace.
From a technical perspective, High Reflective White is in the greeny-yellow family compared to Chantilly Lace’s green. (Meaning it is a bit warmer, but since it’s sooo bright, I don’t think it’s visible.)
It’s worth trying out if you are looking for a clean true white.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Origami White
Sherwin Williams Origami White is actually a neutral paint color and outside of the white and off-white range, with an LRV of 76.
I do find that Origami White reads lighter because it is so neutral, but still, there is nothing about it that is similar to Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Pure White
Pure White is another super popular Sherwin Williams white. It is darker, creamier, and more gray than Chantilly Lace.
Pure White isn’t really a “pure white” because it has an LRV of 84.
I will say that on the wall it does look like a true white unless it’s beside an actual white, and then it looks a tiny bit gray.
Pure White has a softness without ever looking creamy, so in that way it is similar to Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Sherwin Williams Snowbound
Sherwin Williams Snowbound is a red-based white, so it does look a little pink directly over Chantilly Lace.
In real life Snowbound is my second favorite white (next to Chantilly Lace) because it does look like a true white with just a hint of warmth.
The LRV of Snowbound is 83, which is well off of Chantilly Lace’s 92.2.
Sherwin Williams Chantilly Lace Equivalent
High Reflective White is the closest Sherwin Williams color match to Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace.
Like I said, Sherwin Williams has a TON of whites, but creamy whites are what they do best.
The whites I just covered are their most popular, but when I dug through all of their colors looking for a more close dupes, there just weren’t any to be had.
If you really want to go with Sherwin Williams and you want a true white, you could also try Snowbound or Pure White. Neither of them are especially close matches to Chantilly Lace, but they read like slightly warm true whites on the wall.
Valspar Equivalent to Chantilly Lace – Ultra White (7006-24)
There is really only one Valspar white that is light and bright enough to compete with Chantilly Lace: Ultra White.
Luckily if you are shopping at Lowe’s, Ultra White is a green white, and a near perfect double for Chantilly Lace.
The LRV of Ultra White is 93.6.
Chantilly Lace vs Behr Whites
If Sherwin Williams is the King or Queen of creamy whites, then Behr is the ruler of the white whites.
They have several true white shades, and to find your favorite, you will really be splitting hairs!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Behr Bit of Sugar (PR-W14)
Bit of Sugar by Behr is more yellow than Chantilly Lace from a technical perspective, but in real life it is a very clean white too.
The LRV of Bit of Sugar is 89.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Behr Polar Bear
Please take a moment to appreciate how hard it was not to write “Polar Behr” in this section.
Polar Bear is light and bright like Chantilly Lace, with an LRV of 90.
It is a “yellow” white, but it looks like a true white with just a whiff of warmth on the wall. It is technically still darker and warmer than Chantilly Lace.
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Behr Ultra Pure White
Behr’s Ultra Pure White is often considered the whitest white on the market because it has an LRV of 94.
It’s not a green white like Chantilly Lace, but it’s pretty darn close!
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace vs Behr Whisper White
Whisper White is almost identical to Polar Bear, but if we’re getting picky, it is a little closer to green.
The LRV of Whisper White is 89.
Behr Chantilly Lace Dupe
Any of these Behr colors could work if you are looking for a true white with a hint of warmth. Choose Ultra Pure White for the brightest white and closest match to Chantilly Lace.
If you would rather go a little cozier, try Bit of Sugar. It is not quite as bright as Ultra Pure White or Chantilly Lace, but still has no obvious undertone.
Chantilly Lace Final Moody Musings
Well what else can I possibly have to say about Chantilly Lace? I am wondering the same thing. How about an ultra-quick recap?
- Chantilly Lace is a bright clean white that isn’t stark
- Chantilly Lace can coordinate with basically any other color
- You can use Chantilly Lace on everything from your ceilings down, or just on trim and doors
Not the right white? I have a collection! :