Here's a window-shot of some auto-colored files. Note how one directory's flacs are colored green and the other directory's flacs are cyan(?).
http://members.cox.net/ron.l.johnson/flac_files.pngMy system is a relatively up-to-date Sid, and I've not fiddled with the colors.
$ alias dir alias dir='ls -aFl --time-style=+"%F %T"' TIA -- Seek truth from facts.