Do white images on your monitor look dark yellow? Here’s how to fix it.

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Have you noticed that white images and backgrounds look like they’re being back lit by a warm white light making the colour white look yellow? Well here’s a quick guide below on how to fix up your Monitor’s colour profiles.

Windows 10/11 computer

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the Start menu.
  2. Type “color management” to search for the Color Management settings and press Enter to open the Color Management window.
  3. In the Color Management window, click on the “Devices” tab.
  4. Select the display from the ‘Device’ drop down list. 
  5. Check the ‘Use my settings for this device’ checkbox.
    • This option will overwrite any previous colour settings that have been made for the device, and that the new settings will be used for all applications on your computer.
  6. Under the “Profiles associated with this device” section, click the “Add” button. 
    • Click the add button to open up the Associate Color Profiles window
  7. The ‘Associate Color Profile’ list will open, from here scroll down and select the “sRGB IEC61966-2.1” profile (this will be grouped in the “ICC Profiles” group), click “OK”.
    • Select the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile (categorised in the ICC Profile group)
  8. The ‘sRGB IEC61966-2.1’ profile should now be added to the list of device profiles.
  9. Select the profile and click on the “Set as Default Profile” button to apply the changes, click the “Close” button to close the ‘Color Management’ window.

Animation showing the complete process to change the colour profile from Color Management Window

Your display monitor should now be using the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 colour profile. Keep in mind that this process may vary slightly depending on your specific version of Windows.

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