Variant swatches

Product pages

Display your product variants as Swatches to make it easy for customers to view your product options at a glance. Instead of a dropdown menu, swatches visually represent your variants as a row of clickable buttons.

You can add swatches using default or custom colors, or you can use variant or custom images to represent your product variants more precisely.

Why are my swatches blank?

If your swatches appear blank, make sure that you are using an existing default color or that your image files and custom swatch names match your variant names. You may also need to add custom swatches for multiple languages.

Enable swatches

In the theme editor, enable swatches in your theme settings by adding the option name for your product variants. You can enable swatches for multiple product options. If your store uses multiple languages, make sure to add the translated product option names for each language.

If you want to set up variants as individual products with their own images and details, learn how to set up Sibling product swatches..


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click Theme settings, then click Product.

  2. Enter the exact product option name in the Option for swatches field (e.g. "Material").

    For multiple product options, enter all product option names, separated by commas (e.g. "Color, Material, Style").

    If your store uses multiple languages, enter the translated names of the product options for each language, separated by commas (e.g. "Color, Couleur, Farbe").

  3. Click Save.

Set up swatch colors or images

Choose one of four ways to add swatches:

Use default color names for your variants to show one of 140 colors.

Use hexcodes to show custom web colors.

Use variant images uploaded to your product's media gallery.

Upload custom images uploaded to your store.

Appearance settings

You can choose to show swatches on products cards when hovered over anywhere on your site. Stiletto also has Dynamic option availability that grays out swatches of out-of-stock variants.

Change swatch styles

Show swatches on product cards

Watch tutorial

Watch the tutorial video for setting up swatches, including default colors, custom colors, and custom images.

Related links

Product pages Product listings Variant chips

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