I told my brother on Instant Messenger that I was thinking about starting a Tau army (which I am). Now, he's a guy with a degree in art, so he knows a fair amount about what's what where painting is concerned. I spoke to him specifically because I wanted his view on what color to paint the Tau. You see, I don't like the sandy brown that most Tau are shown as, and I don't like camo or khaki (how, exactly, do Tau - a race which lives several zillion light years away from Earth - come up with a camo scheme which perfectly matches the same camo scheme used by the American military? The mind boggles). I told him I wanted clean colors, crisp and somehow indicative of the fact that the Tau are the "Good Guys" (so to speak). I didn't want red, as my Eldar have me all "redded out". I didn't want shiny metallics and I didn't want garish hues.
My brother is a man of few words. He was quiet for a few minutes. Then, without any comments, he linked me to this.
I looked once. I looked twice. I looked yet another time.
Good God, he's right.
Ladies and gentlemen, you have now seen the color scheme I plan to use for my Tau.