Colour replacement tool problem, Please help!

Hello everyone,
I am having an issue with colour replacement tool, where I select a colour e.g. dark blue as you can see in my foreground colour, and it would display as a wrong colour when I use the colour replacement tool (Please see the attached screenshot). Here it is painting light blue instead of dark blue. In settings for colour replacement tool at top I have Colour mode, the layer itself is on normal blending mode. Could you please help me to understand what am I doing wrong here?
I have also tried selecting an area using colour range and filled the selection(in new layer) with my desired colour and changing the blending more from normal to colour of the new layer and it gave me the same result, it seems like something is wrong with blending mode but its difficult to figure out :/
Many thanks in advance,


PS:file is 4000 px X4000px, RGB, 8 bit screenshot.JPG
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Hello Rama. If you don't mind, could you explain a little further as to what your tring to accomplish.

Based on what I see in the screenshot, I'm not sure why you would be using the Color Replacement Tool at all. If your just trying to replace the color of the layer, you need to use the Paint Bucket Tool, or EDIT > FILL (shift + delete), or the shortcuts Alt/Opt + delete for adding the foreground color --- Cmd/Cntrl + Delete for adding the background color.