A protective olive green

This mid-century modern green is a darker version of the much loved archive colour, Olive. Perfect for those who want to embrace stronger colour in the home, its sober tone creates rooms that feel calm and serene - especially when combined with soft pinks and browns. Named after Japanese tea leaves, Bancha, like a cup of green tea, provides a feeling of security.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Shaded White

Bancha is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 94.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


Our paint colours are available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour especially for Christmas time I tried to find the perfect dark green for our dining room, after trying multiple samples from F&B and other places. But Bacha came out as the winner for this one!
Date published: 2021-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect olive green I bought Bancha + James White for a two-tone split wall in our north-facing office. The paint was easy to apply and dried down to a gorgeous, rich olive. It's exactly what I wanted, and the room has such a vibrant character compared to the unappealing beige it was before.
Date published: 2021-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour! We were looking for a bold colour to go in our en suite having already chose French Gray for the bedroom walls and we couldn’t be happier. Bancha is so deep and earthy and contrasts perfectly with the subtle green of French Gray.
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serene green After spending a while deliberating which F&B green to use as a feature wall, we decided on Bancha. The colour makes the room feel so relaxing and we paired it with James white. Very happy with the final results.
Date published: 2021-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great colour I used Bancha on the walls of my attic bedroom teamed with off white on the sloping ceilings. It just feels cosy yet sophisticated
Date published: 2021-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour, and excellent coverage I've only done a small bit of the wall so far, around the top and bottom of walls and the corners with a brush before I go on to use a roller on the main walls. I'm really impressed with the pigment, the small areas I've done look great even with just 1 coat!. Colour is fab, it'll really help draw in the rural area we live in.
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colours Can’t say how pleased I am with my latest two rooms. Bathroom in Brinjal and bedroom in Bancha. Excellent coverage and unique colour. F&B never lets me down x
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful rich colour I bought this for two accent walls in our bedroom and it looks fabulous. Other walls and woodwork are in Wimborne White.
Date published: 2021-01-28
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