Shade of Colour tells a story of love, prejudice, and unfulfilled promises. It is set in contemporary urban and rural South Africa. Dave grows up in an orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa. He meets Jackie, his future wife, while in high school. Their journey from the city to rural South Africa shows them the beauty and the unpleasantness of rural life in South Africa. Together they navigate and experience the many challenges and historical complexities that define race relations today in the new South Africa.