NAIVE66 , we definitely never like to hear bad news about our application updates. All updates are intended to help improve the functions of the application to help with use. With the Verizon Messages, you are able to change the bubble color within the application it self.
Open up the Verizon Message + app, click on top three dots located on the upper right side of the app and select Customize. Once in Customize, you are able to customize "Conversation Bubble' to different forms and colors.