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Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

There's no doubt Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is our most popular shade of white paint for walls, cabinets or woodwork. It's the one we mix most frequently and the one most specified by designers. Why? Let's take a look.

With a spectrum of undertones, picking the right shade of white paint for your house can be frustrating. Some like Benjamin Moore Decorator's White are cool, others like Simply White are creamy, still others have a hint of blush or beige. Chantilly Lace? It's neutral. It's a bright crisp white that doesn't feel cold and stark. Truthfully, the formula calls for a teeny tiny drop of grey tint but it's so slight you will never notice.

Having a hard time telling whites apart? Here is a quick video for context. Chantilly Lace is in the middle, Decorator's White on the left and White Dove on the right.

Looking for a way to make a white room more interesting? Vary the sheen. Try Chantilly Lace in a matte finish on the walls and ceiling (it's more washable than a flat but still low in sheen) paired with the same color on trim and door but in a satin finish. The light will reflect differently from each surface.

With an LRV (Light Reflective Value) of 90.04, Chantilly Lace is just about as bright white as you can get - though technically it does have a few drops of gray tint. In south facing or rooms with a good amount of natural light, Chantilly Lace will look crisp and clean but not cold. In north facing rooms, Chantilly Lace may look a tad cool and a warmer white like Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 may be a better choice.

I love mixing a crisp white wall paint with metals like brass and gold. It helps to warm up a space like this chic living room

Blue and white are a classic pair. A pop of color through rugs or plants is a great way to break p a crisp white room.

Looking for that airy coastal aesthetic? Pair Chantilly Lace with light blues or aquas, sisal and linen.

TIP: White walls don't have to be boring! They're the perfect background for art, furniture or accessories which are all great ways to add pops of color.

Want to see if Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace will work in your space? The best way to find the right color for you home is to try a sample before making a commitment. Remember that lighting has a huge effect on how we see color. You can purchase a tester pot and paint the wall or order a peel-and-stick sample of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace from Samplize. They are made with two coats of real paint making them100% accurate representation of the final color on your walls. Each easy-to-peel paint sample can be repositioned multiple times to different locations on your wall to compare how it may look in different lighting or to other colors.

Looking for more paint colors for your home? Download my complimentary Benjamin Moore Paint Color Guide full of tried-and-true shades.

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