I think color with a small c is correct. A generic object will be marked on Long Range Scan and the colorRed colorGreen colorBlue combination controls the color of the marker.
The Notacon team worked carefully with this to create a generic object that showed up on LRS the same color as an asteroid (though unfortunately not the same size). Look at their mission "Party Crashers" on my website to see generic objects in which the three color combination is definitely working.
You might consider adding something that lets the players click on the color they want on a color grid rather than selecting three numbers.
I assume that "willAcceptCommsOrders" has been deprecated to the Brain Stack, but maybe not. It used to be that setting it to 1 meant a neutral ship would say "Sorry, Artemis, we will not accept your orders. Have a nice day." I assume that with the Brain Stack you can set a ship to say that only if it sees something more important to do. That is, it will refuse your orders if attacking enemies is a higher priority and there is an enemy in range, otherwise it will accept.
"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton!"
(Likely actual words of Admiral David Farragut, USN, at the battle of Mobile Bay. Four bells was the signal for the engine room to make full steam ahead).