Funny how things work out when you’re coding and wondering if there’s a script our there that already does what you want to do. In this case, I stumbled across a very simple, but very elegant MEL/PYTHON Script – Developed by Chris Zurbrigg – that helps with the rigging process. All it does is change the colors of your objects within Maya. And by simple, I mean a well designed tool that makes my workflow that much faster than clicking through many windows and options to change the default colors of controllers. Get the tool here: http://zurbrigg.com/maya-scripts/11-display-color-override.
Again, would have developed my own, but sometimes, there’s someone else out there who nailed it and now it’s a tool favorited on my shelf!