change text color in shell

hi all,
      i was wondering if i could change the text color of the commands i type into bash shell.I use a shell account and use telnet to login to it.please tell me how could this be done if i want to make it permanent.I am not the root user and i want only my user prompt and commands that i type in to have a changed color.

Thank you.
dex11Asked:
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dex11Author Commented:
When i say color change it is not just for the prompt but for whole thing .what i meant was

when i say something like
xyz@xyz# grep xyz file

i want "grep xyz file" line to be colored green instead of white.
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arnoldCommented:
You need to change the foreground color which would apply to the text.  this is often controlled by way of the telnet application that you are using.
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