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 91.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


Every one of our paint colours is 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.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous olive green We used this is on the panels in our office/spare room. Such a beautiful and sophisticated green. We paired this with shaded white on the wall above the panels. Looking forward to working from home in a more tranquil environment.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bancha living room Bancha is such a wonderful green. I think it is the best Farrow and Ball colour yet.
Date published: 2020-12-22
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