You will have to do a better job explaining us what you need if you want us to help.
We have given you couple of solutions already and neither of them satisfies you. Andy was trying to show you that you can change color of things that you want printed on the screen by using nonprinting characther \033 as escape sequence. Do this
schmoopsie=`echo X|tr X '\033'`
you just stored your escape sequence into the variable schmoopsie. Now you can use it to change the color of text:
echo "$schmoopsie[1;33m whass up yo"
You can do other things to:
echo "$schmoopsie[5m$schmoopsie[1;33mLook at me I am blinking"
Now I guess you can figure out what to do with it. You might wanna alias grep or something to do stuff like that for ya. I can't really help you more cause I don't understand what you need.
Oh yeah, and a little more patience and occasional 'Thank you' wouldn't hurt either.