What are Configurable Swatches? Configurable Swatches are a Magento feature that allow merchants to visually display the various options available for a configurable product. These options may be things such as colors or sizes. Instead of choosing a color from a drop-down list, customers are able to make their selection by clicking a swatch. Swatches allow for a more appealing and informative way of presenting merchandise, and Magento allows these to be used on product pages, category pages, and in layered navigation. Prior to Magento version 1.9, the swatch feature was not available by default in Magento and those seeking this functionality would need to install a module.