What does the saying "red and green should never be seen" mean?


The phrase "red and green should never be seen" is a traditional fashion maxim that originates from Britain. The phrase refers to the fashion belief that the colors red and green should not be worn together.

Blue sometimes replaces red in this advice. The phrase is sometimes modified to "red and green should never be seen without a colour in between" or "red and green should only be seen upon an Irish queen."

It is possible that the phrase may also refer to the running lights on ships, which have traditionally been red on one side and green on the other. If another vessel saw green or red lights ahead in the dark, it would mean they were on a collision course.

Q&A Related to "What does the saying "red and green should never..."
Red & Green, it comes from our nautical history as an Island race, if you see Red and Green you are seeing both Port & starboard navigation lights of a ship heading directly
I think it's worth thinking about the fact that the colour "green" doesn't actually exist in any meaningful way outside the concept of sight. . . It isn't a an actual physical
a sail boat is heading straight at you.
Its either, Blue and green should never be seen, unless there's a colour in between or red and green should never be seen, unless upon a Gypsy Queen.
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