Menu: Window Show/Hide Swatches
F6 shows or hides the Color palette. Also use it to show or hide the Swatches palette if you haven't changed the default grouping of the Color and Swatches palettes. To show Swatches if the Color palette is not open , press F6, and then click on the Swatches tab. To hide both the Swatches and the Color palettes, press the F6 key until they both disappear.