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Cotton Swatch Card

The definitive colour standard for cotton


Pantone’s Cotton Swatch Card is the cotton colour standard for designers, colourists, and product developers in apparel, textiles and soft home. Individual swatch cards are made from double-layered, 100% cotton poplin, loose-format fabric.

Made to exacting colour specifications, each swatch card includes a barcode that can be used to order the associated spectral data (sold separately) for assured colour accuracy in production. Available in all 2,625 Fashion, Home + Interiors colours.

Minimum order of 5 swatches in any colour or material (Cotton, Polyester or Nylon Brights)

£12.54 ( inc. VAT )

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  • One 4” x 4” standard colour swatch made of 100% cotton poplin
  • Each swatch card is dyed within a tolerance of 0.5 dE (*except optical whites) to the corresponding spectral data
  • Double-layered, unbacked fabric on a non-optically brightened paper card for true representation of each colour
  • The non-reflective, smooth surface of the cotton makes it perfect for color visualisation and accurate colour measurement
  • Sealed in a protective pouch for assured colour accuracy


  • Available in all 2,625 Fashion, Home + Interiors colours
  • Complements colours in our polyester and nylon textile systems
  • Each swatch card is referenced by a corresponding colour name and number
  • Dye formulations are available for each colour
  • Spectral data is available for purchase separately


  • Use for textiles, apparel, soft home, and interiors products
  • Use for precise visual colour evaluation, spectrophotometric colour reading, and specifying colour to production partners