[Fixed] Google Chrome shows wrong colors after update

After a recent Google Chrome Browser update, all websites showed the wrong colors. In my case, all the colors got a red touch. You can see the issue in the screenshot below:

Chrome Browser shows wrong colour

This happens due to changes that Google made in the color rendering of the Chrome Browser and it can be fixed easily:

Step 1: Open the Chrome Browser settings

Enter the URL:

chrome://flags/

in the address bar of your Chrome Browser.

Step 2: Change the Color profile

Scroll down the page until the point "Force Color Profile".

Google Chrome Force Color Profile

In my case, I had to change the value from "Default" to "sRGB". The correct value may vary, so just test out which one looks best on your monitor.

Choose sRGB Color Profile

Restart the Chrome Browser to apply the change. The Browser will ask for the restart automatically.

Now the website shows up in the correct colors again.

Website rendered with correct color profile

18 thoughts on “[Fixed] Google Chrome shows wrong colors after update”

  1. Thank you! I have had this issue for so long that I forgot about it until an online purchase had arrived but it’s colors turned out much brighter vibrant than the photos on the web page shop.

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    • Like I mentioned in the post, try all modes to find the one that best matches the color setup of your desktop. This does not necessarily has to be sRGB like on my system.

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  2. My Win10/Chrome box has been displaying sites like the New York Times in white letters on black background. The FAQforge site looks the same.

    I tried all the suggested choices but no joy. Is there something I’m missing?
    Thx

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    • The issue and fix described in this article is about a wrong color (tint), you seem to have an inversed color, that’s quite different and that’s why the above solution does not work. I guess you might have enabled the night mode, try Ctrl+Shift+F11 or Shift+F11 to turn it off.

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  3. I have tried this fix with all the possibilities. No luck. Nothing changed when I restarted it. Am I dealing with a later update which needs a different fix? Help!

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    • I tried changing Force Color Profile to sRGB and it didn’t work. So I tried disabling Dynamic Color Gamut in chrome://flags and I’ve haven’t seen red tint on webpages. I started seeing red tint on webpages when I updated the Chrome app on my phone 2 days ago.
      Google Chrome 87.0.4280.66 (Official Build) (32-bit)
      Revision fd98a29dd59b36f71e4741332c9ad5bda42094bf-refs/branch-heads/[email protected]{#1432}

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  4. Updated Windows last night and colors in all of my browser screwed up: Blues became purple, for example. I did the suggest fix above… chrome://flags/…and it worked. Other browser still goofy. Any ideas.

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    • All Chromium browsers appear to have similar options. I had to set both Chrome and Edge to fix this after a Windows update last night.

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