The color on the screen of my Dell XPS 15 is rather blue-ish. The D55 (5500K) profile is too yellow and D60 is too cold.

Ideally I'd like a profile configured at 5700k, or somewhere in that zone. None of the other profiles suit my needs.

UPDATE: While I have yet to find a proper solution, I managed to tweak the color of my screen with redshift. Not an ideal solution, but it does the trick for the time being.

UPDATE 2: This can be done with the following command:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.color night-light-temperature <temperature>

  • In the meantime I bought a dell XPS 13 9370 and its default white point is much better than the previous XPS 15. – wout Dec 12 '18 at 8:42

You can import color profile in Settings -> Devices -> Color


Select your display and click on Import profile button

You can install default color profiles using sudo apt install icc-profiles or find your profile here

Also you can calibrate your screen manually in settings (unfortunately, that button is disabled in my system and I don't know why) or using gcm-calibrate:

$ sudo apt install gnome-settings-daemon

$ colormgr get-devices # take note of the Device ID of the one with Type: display, e.g. "xrandr-Acme Corp"

$ gcm-calibrate --device="some Device ID"
  • Thanks, but the button is disabled for me too. I think it has to do with the requirement of a calibration device. In the meantime I bought a new laptop and the default screen colour is much better, so the issue resolved itself that way. – wout Feb 19 '19 at 9:03
  • After installing gnome-color-manager, gcm-import --help works, but gcm-calibrate: command not found. Also, there is this scary commit: gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-color-manager/-/commit/… It says "Remove the calibration tools | This is not maintained, and does not work well." Authored on March 3, 2020. What does this mean for us? – Levente Dec 28 '20 at 18:17

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