Ionic 4 Changing Image Fill Color

I am new to Ionic 4 and am trying to figure out the properties for < img> . I am simply trying to change the image fill color of a svg file to white. Any help will be appreciated. Below is what I have tried to do; however I have had no luck.

Home page code:

<ion-content padding>
  <ion-row class  = "row1">
    <img src = "/assets/icon/safety.svg">

Trying to change image color:

        fill: white;


maybe it is better to work more directly with the svg for better access. See something like here or

Best regards, anna-liebt