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.
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.
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