I'm able to successfully use the color swatch feature that was introduced in CE 1.9.1, but I was wondering how can I display the selected colored product that was added to the shopping cart.


  • Shopper clicks on red swatch in product detail view page
  • Product image is swapped to red colored product
  • Shopper clicks add to cart button
  • Product added in shopping cart

Unfortunately since the default configured product image is a different color, that's the product images listed in the shopping cart, not the red product image.

  • Am I missing a step or this functionality is not currently available?
  • How can I ensure the correct colored product image is being displayed in the shopping cart?
  • Can someone confirm that this fix works on This is the exact problem I am having, but the admin fix does not work for me. I've disabled all custom themes, but still has no affect. Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 15:42
  • Now you can search for how to make that change work in your order confirmation email template, wishlist etc. Unfortunately that change only affects the shopping cart.
    – Mike
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 15:22

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Monocat, Magento have a existing feature to show simple product images at shopping cart.

In order to show simple product image instead of configurable ,please goto admin ->System -> Configuration ->Sales -> Checkout -> Shopping Cart ->

Change Configurable Product Image value to Product Thumbnail Itself and click on save save config to show Product added in shopping cart.

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Some Case, we see that this setting does not show at store view label where this field is a Store view label field

So, You create custom extension enabled checkout Section at store view label by create system.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <checkout  translate="label" module="checkout">
  • You're awesome mate. It's the right way to do. Well done!
    – medina
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 3:59
  • 3
    It is not working for me.
    – Ramya
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 7:12
  • May you have customization
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 9:34
  • Excellent it works! Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 4:52

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