Recently I've updated my Google Chrome Browser and after the update, all websites showed wrong colors. In my case, all the colors got a red touch. Example:

Chrome Browser shows wrong colour

This happened due to some changes that Google made in color rendering 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

[Fixed] Google Chrome shows wrong colors after update

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

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    August 21, 2018 at 4:50 am
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    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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    September 9, 2018 at 10:47 am
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    Thank you too! +1
    Not only the windows user, here a fedora user also affected for this ugly update.

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    September 24, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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    Thank you so much. I was having this issue for a very long time. Now the colors in Chrome look as nice as in Firefox.

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    September 28, 2018 at 1:37 am
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    Still very pale colors with sRGB

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      September 28, 2018 at 8:31 am
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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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    May 28, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    Thanks! Had purple instead of blue for weeks

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      October 22, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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      Me too. Really f***** bug, where can i found more information about that?

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    August 4, 2019 at 9:37 am
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    Thank you so much!!!

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    August 18, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    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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      August 18, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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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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    August 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    Wow. Thanks So Much. It was really terrible having that color issues but its cool now!!

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    October 26, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    Thank you! This has been annoying me all day!

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    October 13, 2020 at 4:15 am
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    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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    November 9, 2020 at 11:46 pm
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    Same as above. Tried all color permutations and nothing worked. Please advise.

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      November 26, 2020 at 9:46 am
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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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    November 15, 2020 at 10:20 pm
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    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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