From what I remember, in the spring of 2007, I was reading a novel in class (5th grade) about a future where everyone was color-blind by mandated ingestion of medicine. And that no one was allowed to engage in sexual reproduction only certain classes of genetically acceptable males were allowed to mate with other women. No emotions were allowed. No fun. No nothing but academics and community service. Not even religion.
At the end of the novel, two siblings escaped from the oppressive gray world they lived in and went into the forest for months and evaded capture from authorities. At long last, they found themselves seeing colors as the medicine begins wearing off. They see another city down the street full of beauty and freedom. It seemed that the city was a parody of New York.
I don't know if it was a localized area that was part of some cult or some kind of interdimensional traversing. But this novel seems interesting.