I've noticed that a lot of people, especially newbies have had trouble with this issue, I am one of them. After searching for over an hour, I finally figured out how to do it using dev -cpp
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#include <conio.c> //needed to change the text color
#include <iostream.h> //needed for cout / cin
textcolor(COLOR); //where color can be RED, BLUE , etc.
//it seems that the color needs to be in all caps
system("cls"); //not the best way, but it clears the screen
cout<<"This is colored text. ";
system("pause"); //once again not the best, but it pauses
hopefully this helps.