I'll agree with you there. I actually like the toothpaste color as it is a good representation of northern Canada. When I think of Canada, I think of the huge forests and icy lands, which I feel is well represented by the maple leaf and soft blue color. No offense to those of you in Canada that live in Vancouver, Toronto or anywhere else that is not on a glacier. And while colorful, that BMI scheme just does not look that great to me. I appreciate the nonwhiteness of it, but it still isn't that attractive.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!