Farrow and Ball Bancha

Farrow and Ball Bancha 298 paint color review

Official color page:Bancha 298
Color code:298
Color name:Bancha
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball Bancha is a darker version of the much loved archive colour Olive. Named after Japanese tea leaves, Bancha, like a cup of green tea, provides a feeling of security. 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.

Bancha for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Bancha

Bancha 298 has an LRV of 13.28% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little light.

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 13.28% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Farrow and Ball Bancha undertones?

Yellow is Farrow and Ball Bancha undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

104, 106, 71

Is Farrow and Ball Bancha 298 cool or warm?

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With a hue of 63° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

298 Bancha HSL code: 63, 20%, 35%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Farrow and Ball Bancha:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Farrow and Ball 298 Bancha

Color comparison

Bancha 298 vs Down Pipe 26

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Farrow and Ball Bancha 298 vs Farrow and Ball Down Pipe 26Farrow and Ball Bancha 298
LRV: 13.28%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 13.28%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#686a47copy color code
RGB Decimal104, 106, 71copy color code
RGB Percent40.78%, 41.57%, 27.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 63° Saturation: 33.02% Value: 41.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(63, 20, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.89 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 33.02 Key: 58.43copy color code
YIQY: 101.412 I: 10.055 Q: -11.315copy color code
XYZX: 12.0 Y: 13.706 Z: 7.973copy color code
CIE LabL:43.809 a:-6.962 b:19.446copy color code
CIE LuvL:43.809 u:0.519 v:24.164copy color code
Decimal6842951copy color code
Hunter lab37.022, -6.93, 13.147copy color code
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