When you select an object, it is highlighted with small boxes called grips. These boxes serve, among other things, to edit the objects as will be studied in chapter 19. They are mentioned here because once we have selected one or more objects and, therefore, they have "grips", it is possible to modify their properties, among them the color. The easiest way to change the color of a selected object is by selecting it from the drop-down list in the "Properties" group on the "Start" tab. If, instead, we select a color from that list, before selecting an object, then that will be the default color for new objects.
The "Select Color" dialog box also opens on the screen by typing the "COLOR" command in the command line window, the same as in the English version. Try it.