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There are many factors that (can) contribute to the described results. Hopefully the list of suggestions helps.
I had no issues with all my displays, they only looked a slightly bit warmer which I address to the standard cool settings.
I've had the same problem twice. I calibrated my dell u2311h while setting it up for the first time using a spyder4pro. It became a lot warmer, which i thought was normal. Just last week I calibrated the monitor again as I had an important assignment to post process. It became warmer again. Now I'm worried it will print too warm
Magenta cast for mac normalky can be alivated by setting colour space to native instead of a degree kevin. But for some mac it is a inherent cast in the protective screen. Warmer could your monitir is inheirently warm bias no amount of standard calibration will correct this you need adjust the rgb mix to take out the imbalance. My samsung 20 inch is inherientky warm color cailbration does not make this nuetral . An advance option of balancing a target for same percentage of rgb will fail since its natural state is bias the rgb mix adjustment has to imbalanced to counter the natural imbalance of the monitor. Undrrsta.nd what is happening is very important otherwise technology rulrs you.
Sorry if this is of no help but I feel I have to make a report on Dell monitors lately. Just to be clear, I've had 3 Dell monitors so far. All IPS models, touted to be catered for 'graphic-design' and 'professional' use. My final take on Dell monitors is they suck big time when it comes to colour accuracy. Despite the rave reviews and 5 star ratings, I experienced nothing but headaches trying to fix the colour cast on every model. I sorely blame it on their matte coating which introduces strange colour shifting. This is a well documented problem on the internet forums if you bother to search. To make things worse, if you don't have a colour calibration puck that can read a wide gamut monitor which most of the high end series are, you are so out of luck. Calibration can be quite a problem. I don't know the technical reason behind it but again it is also well documented.
So I bought a Apple Cinema Display and an iMac, calibrated them both and then I am done. Both look pretty close despite having different panels. Never had to look back or bother with colour calibration. Yes this might sound like an Apple advert but seriously I've had very little problems sending my artwork or photos to print either in the labs or printing at home. Colours are almost what I see on screen.
The conclusion is, stay away from any Dell 'pro' monitors especially the wide gamut one. If you have to buy them, please acknowledge its issues and if you need a fix, be prepared to make some expensive purchases to make things 'right'.
All right rant over.