The main reason I focused on brown and black texturing was to prevent a lot of ship masking that could occur with other colors, especially the grays, blues and reds since the level is mainly for 1v1's. No ships really blend into the brown all that well and the brick texture is just such a nice one I absolutely had to use it.
I will say that even though it was made as a 1v1-focused level, don't let that stop you from cramming a few more players into it. It's spread out enough that Drakona tells me they apparently got five players to get a game in it at the LAN earlier today. With quadruple missiles courtesy of Merl, but at least that doesn't make the level too ridiculous based on the focus!