I guess what I am saying curiosity can take you down many roads you never thought you would go. It can detour you from you goals, though. There are many paths and paths to be forged in the forests of life. What color is are the DL's robes? Maroon. Weren't you paying attention?
The Dalai Lama said "Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." In this case it might be my behavior that might destroy your inner peace. But come on. It should take much more than my asking this sidebar type question that should destroy your inner peace. I am sure the DL would say as I do, get over it. Laugh. It is the best medicine.
"His Holiness wears the color of saffron. As a raw plant, saffron is maroon in color, so most of His Holiness' robes are maroon (typical of all Tibetan Buddhist monastics.) When saffron is used as a dye, the color comes out golden, and therefore some of the robes are also golden in color. So from a western perspective, His Holiness and all Tibetan Buddhist monastics wear primarily maroon with some golden cloth. There is also blue piping around the edges of the tongak (vest.) The story of the blue piping is interesting."