Why Everyone Loves Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint

Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace is another great paint color you might want to consider.

These warm white colors have been on my mind lately, so I’m bringing back this popular post today!

Professional interior designers love to use this wall paint.

Let’s break down why it’s such a popular wall color…

chantilly lace by Benjamin Moore guest bedroom walls

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Back today with another paint color post.

So happy to know how helpful these wall paint reviews have become!

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is another great shade of white paint color we love around here.

As you can see from our guest bedroom, above – this is such a pretty wall paint color.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, classic, white paint  this could be the one.

It looks equally as lovely in a living room or dining room and works perfectly with most hardwood floors.

This paint has just the slightest bit of yellow undertones to it, which is what gives it just a little bit of warmth.

art and made white bed with pillows in guest room with Chantilly Lace by Benjamin MooreGuest room opening to guest bathroom. More details on this bathroom here.

Unlike all our other paint choices, some of which I agonized over…this one was much easier, here’s why.

The walls of this room were already painted in Chantilly Lace when we moved to this house back in 2014!

This room was literally the only space we chose to leave as is.

That has to mean something, right?

And, I’m so glad we did!

After a little investigating, I was able to confirm this color and match it with the extra paint cans in our basement left by the previous owner.

shot of made up bed in white linen in guest room

As I mentioned above, this bedroom is our guest bedroom.

It’s a north facing room and the above photo shows how this paint color looks in natural light – even though admittedly this room does not really get much light.

We have one room painted in this versatile white paint color, but I wanted to include different angles and lighting of the entire room so you could get a real sense of how this looks on our white walls.

Chantilly Lace Undertones

So, while it might look a little different, all of the images here are of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace.

There’s a hint of a gray undertone in this paint, color.

In person it reads like a lovely, warm white.

Even though it really doesn’t have a yellow undertone.

If you’re looking for something with more warm undertones, I highly suggest you check out another great option, Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

It’s a bit of a warmer white.

blue and white vases with white hydrangeas

There’s a hint of a gray undertone in this paint, however, in person it reads like a lovely, warm white.

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace paint sample swatchBenjamin Moore Chantilly Lace – OC 65

As you can see it looks great in our guest bedroom.

This paint color works so beautifully with both the Benjamin Moore white dove trim and the white ceiling paint color.

In fact, I think it makes the beautiful white baseboards and trim around the doors and windows really pop!

Chantilly Lace also makes for a pretty trim color, whether or not it’s on your walls.

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore in guest room

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is also known as OC – 65.

I recently learned from my local hardware store, the OC stands for Off White Colors.

This was a surprise to me as I was told years ago it was for Original Colors?!

Anyway, I always like to know what these letters mean, only because it helps me to remember the right code!

While I was there, I also asked him to recommend some brushes and rollers if you’re doing this paint job yourself.

This set, which has everything you need in it, was the same one he pointed out to me.

samplize paint sampleSamplize adhesive peel and stick paint sample.

The Importance Of Wall Paint Samples

Samplize non-damaging adhesive backing allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls!

Produced with genuine manufacturer paint.

I tend to use a lot of popular Benjamin Moore paint, but I have nothing against Farrow and Ball or Sherwin Williams, or any other well known paint brand.

Samplize carries them all!

Ultimately you need to love the paint colors you choose for your walls.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

You can see my Samplize paint swatch in action, in the saved paint color saved highlights on my Instagram page.

Test Out Different Light Sources

Because even the surrounding light from one room to another can change, and this will absolutely alter the look of any wall paint color.

Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.

Always be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!

Samplize self sticking paint samples is my favorite way to test out a paint these days.

Doesn’t this sounds so clever?

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!


Hopefully, you found this post helpful.

If you do end up using Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65 in your home, let me know!

Even better, send me a photo – I’d love to see it.

One more quick thought…

This soft white color looks SO great on kitchen cabinets!

Be sure to check out the best kitchen cabinet paint colors to see for yourself.

Any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.

I’m always happy to answer them.

Which reminds me… I’ve already answered a popular inquiry about another popular bright white paint color, Decorators White which is more of a clean, cool white- (just in case your looking for more of a pure white.)

Additional Cream And White Paint Color Inspiration:

If you’re looking for even more white and cream paint color inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-

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chantilly lace paint sample to pin

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  1. Imdb wrote:

    Was way too pink on our wall! To be fair, my sample came from Home Depot and wasn’t the BM brand but I’ll stick with plain old white for my project.

    Published on 8.2.23 · Reply
  2. Maria Welsh wrote:

    I cannot wait to paint my home in Chantilly Lace! I made the decision quite some time ago. I favor mattte. Do you think that’s bad? Eggshell just annoys me when I see it, and what sheen is really the best for trim, satin or semi gloss. I’m really confused on that one. Your photos were absolutely beautiful and very inspiring. Thank you for your time

    Published on 5.23.23 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      I think it will look amazing. For trim either a satin or semi gloss will be great. They’re both very similar.

      Published on 5.23.23 · Reply
  3. Jenny wrote:

    Hi! I’m looking to use this color for my whole house and ceiling to start (due to budget & time). We have a 28×32 open floor plan, a few beams, 24 foot ceiling, and a small half bath in this room.
    The painters can only do flat for both walls and ceiling, or it would be a bit more to do a semi on walls. What are your thoughts for flat paint all over? Would love your thoughts! Your review is making me realize this could be the perfect color for this room!

    Published on 8.24.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      I think the flat all over is FINE! The difference is really slight and once your home is decorated and your living there, you probably won’t even realize it!
      Good Luck! xx

      Published on 8.30.20 · Reply
  4. Laurene wrote:

    Thoughts on Navajo White Kelly More?

    Published on 7.20.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      I’ve never used Kelly Moore paints, sorry! I know they’re very popular though.

      Published on 7.20.20 · Reply