I have looked over a bunch of forums and googling and I couldn't find a simple explanation on changing the notification bar color. I finally figured it out on my own and I decided I would post a quick tutorial on changing it. This is a semi-advanced tutorial and I am assuming that you have your phone rooted with SPRecovery installed. To change the notification bar color you simply need to change 3 files in the framework-res.apk in the /res/drawable-hdpi folder. First is the drop down menus background whish is file status_bar_background.png the next is status_bar_close_on.9.png this will change the drop down drag bar. Lastly the actual notification bar file statusbar_background.9.png All you have to do is open it up in gimp/psp/ps/etc and edit the image to your liking. After you are done just dd if=/sdcard/framework-res.apk of=/system/framework/framework-res.apk or if you have busybox installed you can just busybox cp -R etc.. I hope this helps people to change the notification bar color with ease.
*****WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SUITABLE WAY TO RECOVER YOUR PHONE!! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO MESSES UP THEIR PHONE BY TRYING THIS OUT!!*****
I promise though if you change these images correctly it will work out just fine! Feel free to ask me any questions or if someone knows a better way post it! Also I posted an example of my notification bar changed..