I am having trouble figuring out how to get the status bar in ios 7 to use the color of my nav bar. I am using
You can modify your project's Info.plist and set 'View controller-based status bar appearance' as NO
In AppDelegate you have to add
[[UIApplication sharedApplication] setStatusBarStyle:UIStatusBarStyleLightContent];
to AppDelegates didFinishLaunchingWithOptions Method.
Hopefully it will works for you.