There is already a suggestion raised for it here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-37024 regarding this. You can vote on it (Atlassian aims to implement highly requested features) and add yourself to the watchers list to be updated about it. [This|https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DEV/Implementation+of+New+Features+Policy] is a documentation about our Suggestions Policy.
Also, depending on the version of JIRA you're using, you can try this third-party addon https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/org.hakanai.jira.plugins.jirastatuscolor
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