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Last edited 08 Sep 2020
A swatch is a sample of different design variations of colour, fabric, metal, vinyl, wallpaper etc – that are grouped together to facilitate selection for a particular application. They are used by designers, and individuals (when undertaking home improvements) and are useful when planning an interior design.
A paint manufacturer may group its many colours in a colour swatch that will contain all the available colours on thin cards, one colour per card, bound at one point to allow the cards to form a circular fan, thereby aiding colour comparisons. A fabric swatch will have samples that are bound together on one side, thereby allowing them to be viewed like a book.
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