Originally Posted by POMF2K
Honestly it's not a problem aside from the fact that it's unsightly. I was afraid messed something up.
So even without nova it would still turn grey?
Yep, this is controlled by the Dialer and Settings APKs - you won't be able to change it without modifying those APKs or a custom ROM/app which supports forcing status bar colors. I'm not too involved in that stuff, though, so that's about as much of a jumping off point as I can give you.
To be honest, I didn't even notice it until people started getting excited about.