How to restore default Display Color settings in Windows 10

When it comes to printing a picture from a Windows PC, the color settings matter a lot. Those who are into editing photos, change their PCs color settings to make sure the printout look like the actual colors. Here is another fact, those settings might not be appropriate for PC display, and its pretty easy to notice that there is something off about the display. Some of you might even notice the weird tint which is not easy to get rid. It is possible that you may only notice this when you look at some other PC and then wonder whats wrong. In this guide, we will show you how you can restore the display color settings to default in Windows 10.

Restore default Display Color settings

Set Colour Management Settings to Default:

  • Type color management in Start search box, and open it when it gets listed.
  • In the color management screen, switch to Advanced tab.
  • Make sure to set everything to default. You need to set options to default for both Windows Color System and ICC rendering intent to WCS gamut mapping. Restore default Display Color settings
  • You can also choose to reset it for everyone by clicking on the change system defaults.
  • Lastly, try calibrating your display as well.

Set Graphics Properties to Default:

It’s a very simple solution and seems to have worked for many. Right-click on your desktop and select Graphics properties where the most section will have restore defaults.

Use Nvidia Color Settings for Desktop

If you have Nvidia graphics card installed on your PC, you can use the control panel to reset the color settings. Launch the Nvidia control panel from the system tray, and then switch to Display > adjust desktop color settings. Select the display, and then choose Nvidia Settings, and then change things accordingly to get the right combination. You can always leave it to default.

reset display color settings to default in Windows 10

Here is a pro-tip! Windows lets you create multiple users. So if somebody else wants to use your PC, you can create an account for the person or give him guest access. That way nobody will be able to change settings of your account.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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