Electrical Wiring Color Codes - Electronics Hub Sep 05, 2015The standard for electrical wiring color code in India is as follows. According to the old standard, Red is used for live (or line) power conductor, Black for neutral and Green for protective earth or ground. The new color code is introduced recently (although the old convention is Wiring Color Codes | Color Codes | Electronics Textbook Chapter 2 - Color Codes. US DC power: The US National Electrical Code (for both AC and DC) mandates that the grounded neutral conductor of a power system be white or grey. The protective ground must be bare, green or green-yellow striped. Hot (active) wires may be any other colors except these.