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Old 14-12-2007, 12:33
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Really?

I always thought those two colours went well together.

Tell those that have looked at earth in awe from space that they don't go well together

If so what colours do they go well with apart from black and white
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:34
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I always thought it was yellow and green
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:36
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wasn't it red and green?
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:38
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The right shades can go well together.
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:39
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Blue and green should never be seen...........
..........................Without a colour in between
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:40
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We also know the colours that don't go.

BTW, a lot of the colours Dulux say do go I think are horrid.
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Old 14-12-2007, 12:46
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I have a lovely blue and green scarf
I think the saying refers to bold shades. Perhaps emerald-green and royal-blue wouldn't go well together, but softer shades of these colurs might.
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Old 14-12-2007, 13:04
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wasn't it red and green?
It is red and green. Along with orange and blue, and purple and yellow. Its when one primary colour is matched with a mix of the other two primary colours. Green contains blue (along with yellow), so matching blue and green is fine.
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Old 14-12-2007, 13:05
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I always thought it was yellow and green
Especially if you are an Ipswich fan
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:10
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Its when one primary colour is matched with a mix of the other two primary colours.
Hmm ... which primary colours did you have in mind ?

Green contains blue (along with yellow) ...
This is only true when referring to the "subtractive" colour system e.g. when mixing paints, dyes or (adapted slightly) printing inks.

But for most human purposes, perception of colour is based on the "additive" system where red, green & blue are the primary colours.

Returning to the original question, I always thought that the proverb read "Blue and green should never be seen without another colour in between", but the rhyme would work just as well with "red" at the beginning, so I guess it's a case of take your pick ...
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:11
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I thought it was pink and green
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:20
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Is the saying not 'blue and green should never be seen unless theres something in between'?

Last edited by burnbrae : 14-12-2007 at 14:22. Reason: oops just seen Yosmite answer
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:21
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Blue and green should never be seen...........
..........................Without a colour in between
Thats the one



This has been puzzling people for years apparently

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...ages/1222.html
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:22
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I always heard "blue and green should never be seen, except on fools and flowers"
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:26
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It is red and green. Along with orange and blue, and purple and yellow.
Tell Ridley Scott that blue and orange don't go together ...
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:27
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Is the saying not 'blue and green should never be seen unless theres something in between'?
Thanks, that's pretty much what I was reaching for in post 10, but your version has better rhythm.
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:28
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Blue and green do not go well together in Glasgow.
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:33
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If blue & green went well together then bruises would look pretty
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:35
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It is red and green. Along with orange and blue...
Somebody should have told Sainsbury's that

I always thought it was red and green - because they do look absolutely hideous together.
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:50
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There are plenty of clan tartans where blue and green merge well, my own one for a start has them together.
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:53
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I've only ever heard that with red and green. As mentioned above, loads of tartans are blue and green.
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Old 14-12-2007, 14:55
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Blue and green do not go well together in Glasgow.

yeah, reminds me of someone I know who is a staunch Rangers fan, she won't buy a green Christmas tree because its the WRONG COLOUR!!!

I asked her whow do fans cope when the team play in their home strip at Ibrox if green and blue don't mix? I'm not waiting for the day they insist the grass should be a different colour!
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Old 14-12-2007, 15:19
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Opposite colours on the chart shouldn't be used together.
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Old 14-12-2007, 15:44
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Really?

I always thought those two colours went well together.

Tell those that have looked at earth in awe from space that they don't go well together

If so what colours do they go well with apart from black and white
why not just wear pink? I dont care what colour I put on but then I am not an 'image conscious' kind of dude
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Old 14-12-2007, 15:47
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Hmm ... which primary colours did you have in mind ?
The three primary colours red, blue and yellow, each of which at its purest contains none of the others.

Purple is blue and red (with no yellow), orange is red and yellow (with no blue), green is blue and yellow (with no red). That is why these are the colours that shouldn't be paired with each other. Once all three colours are combined, you end up with different variations of brown.
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