This technique is used in random scan display systems. Two layers of phosphor (red and green) are coated onto the inside of the CRT screen, the displayed colors depends on how far the electron beam penetrates into the phosphors layers.
A slow electron beam excites only the outer red layer. A very fast electron beam penetrates trough the red layer and hence excites the green layer. An average electron beam gives the combination of red and green color. That is yellow and orange. This technique only provides four colors.