Colours of Nature documents the age-old techniques in vegetable dying in various parts of the country. Many of these dyes continue to be used in a wide variety of contexts, including in the colouration of butter, in a great deal of cooking, in the cosmetic industry, in the dyeing of clothes that are now ubiquitously used, both within and outside the country. A lot of these colours come from plants, such as the pomegranate rind which gives yellow colour, majith which has a natural pink/red colour, and so on. The katha extract is used in the colouration of lipsticks, while the seed of Anatto (grown in Kerala) is used to colour Amul Butter. The film particularly focuses in western India, where a large variety of communities are engaged in the production of natural dyes.