How to make Dyes in Minecraft [2021 guide]

Written By FarhanMax

So, you want to make Minecraft dyes but don’t know the exact recipe?

Don’t worry. I compiled all the possible ways to make one.

But, Before reading further, you might ask:

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How many Minecraft dyes are there?

There are a total of 16 Dyes in Minecraft. You can make all 16 dyes with common ingredients like cactus, bonemeal, ink sac, flowers, and beetroot. However, the rarest Dye is brown and magenta because you can only find cocoa beans in the desert biome.

Keep reading to find out the methods to create all of the 16 dyes.

So, let’s get started.

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Dyes in different versions of Minecraft

16 types of Dyes can be used to change the color of various things like wool, terracotta, specific mobs, the patterns on banners, concrete powder, candles, firework stars, beds, glass, and the text on signs.

In the Bedrock edition, they can be used to color water in a cauldron which is then used to dye leather armor.

In the Java edition, leather armor can be dyed directly. In the Education edition, the dyes can be used to dye balloons and glow sticks as well. In both the Java and Bedrock editions, the white Dye, black Dye, blue Dye, and brown Dye can be substituted with bone meal, inc sac, lapis lazuli, and cocoa beans.

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What are the 16 dyes in Minecraft?

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Sixteen types of Dyes can change the color of various things like wool, terracotta, specific mobs, the patterns on banners, concrete powder, candles, firework stars, beds, glass, and the text on signs.

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Here are the different Dyes in Minecraft:

  1. White Dye
  2. Black Dye
  3. Brown Dye
  4. Red Dye
  5. Yellow Dye
  6. Blue Dye
  7. Green Dye
  8. Gray Dye
  9. Light Gray Dye
  10. Lime Dye
  11. Magenta Dye
  12. Orange Dye
  13. Pink Dye
  14. Purple Dye
  15. Light Blue Dye

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How to make all Dyes in Minecraft

Some dyes require smelting or combinations of multiple dyes to be created. So, we will start with the primary colors, which are the easier ones that only require crafting.

Here are the steps to make dyes in Minecraft:

DyeItemsProcedure
White dyeBone Meal or the Lily of the Valley flowerOpen the crafting menu. Drag bonemeal or Lily of the Valley flower from inventory to crafting. Drag the white dye from the right of the crafting menu arrow to inventory.
Black DyeInc sacs or Wither RosesOpen the crafting menu. Put ink sacs or Wither Roses from your inventory to the crafting menu. Drag the black dye from the right of the arrow in the crafting menu to your inventory
Brown DyeCocoa beans that are usually found in the jungleOpen the crafting menu. Drag cocoa beans from your inventory to the crafting menu. Drag the brown dye from the right of the arrow in the crafting menu to your inventory.
Red DyePoppy, Red Tulip, Rose Bush (gives double the amount), and BeetrootOpen the crafting menu. Drag a Poppy/Red Tulip/Rose Bush/Beetroot from your inventory to the crafting menu. Drag the red dye from the right of the arrow in the crafting menu to your inventory.
Yellow DyeDandelions and Sunflowers (gives double the amount)Open the crafting menu. Drag Dandelion/Sunflower from your inventory to the crafting menu. Drag the yellow dye from the right of the arrow in the crafting menu to your inventory.
Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli/CornflowerOpen the Crafting menu. Drag a Lapis Lazuli/Cornflower from your inventory to the crafting menu. Drag the blue dye from the right of the arrow in the crafting menu to your inventory.
Green Dyesmelting cactusGo to your inventory. Drop a furnace. Use the furnace. Put coal in the bottom left slot. Put Cactus in the upper left slot. Drag the green dye from the right slot to your inventory.
Gray DyeBlack dye and White dye/Ink sac and bone meal/ White dye and ink sac/Black Dye and bonemealBlack dye and White dye combination Put Black Dye and White Dye in the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. Ink sac and bone meal combination. Put bone meal and ink sac into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. White dye and ink sac combination Put White Dye and ink sac into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. Black Dye and bonemeal combination. Put Black Dye and bonemeal into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Light Gray Dye1 black dye and 2 white dye/2 bonemeals and 1 inc sac/2 White Dyes and 1 inc sac/2 bonemeals and 1 Black Dye1 black dye and 2 white dye combinations. Put at least 1 Black Dye and 2 White Dyes into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Light Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. 2 bonemeals and 1 inc sac combination. Put at least 2 bonemeals and 1 inc sac into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Light Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. 2 White Dyes and  1 inc sac combination. Put at least 2 White Dyes and 1 inc sac into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Light Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. 2 bonemeals and 1 Black Dye combination. Put at least 2 bonemeals and 1 Black Dye into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Light Gray Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Lime DyeYou can get Lime Dye by smelting Sea Pickle/crafting 1 Green Dye and 1 White Dye/2 bonemeals combinationPut at least 1 Green Dye and 1 White Dye/2 bonemeals into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the lime Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Magenta DyeLilac/Allium/1 Purple Dye and 1 Pink Dye /1 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli + Pink Dye /2 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli + 1 White Dye/2 bonemeals1 Purple Dye and 1 Pink Dye combination. Put at least 1 Purple Dye and 1 Pink Dye into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Magenta Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. 1 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli + Pink Dye combination. Put at least 1 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli + Pink Dye into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Magenta Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory. 2 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli + 1 White Dye/2 bonemeals combination. Put at least 2 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli + 1 White Dye into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Magenta Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Orange DyeOrange Tulip/1 Red Dye and 1 Yellow Dye CombinationPut orange tulip in your crafting menu and get the orange dye. 1 Red Dye and 1 Yellow Dye Combination. Put at least 1 Red Dye and 1 Yellow Dye into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Orange Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Pink DyePeony/Pink Tulip/1 Red Dye and 1 White Dye CombinationFor Peony/ Pink Tulip just drag the items from your inventory to the crafting menu. 1 Red Dye and 1 White Dye Combination. Put at least 1 Red Dye and 1 White Dye into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Pink Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Cyan Dye1 Green Dye and 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli combinationPut at least 1 Green Dye and 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Cyan Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Purple Dye1 Red Dye and 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli combinationPut at least 1 Red Dye and 1 Blue Dye/1 Lapis Lazuli into the crafting menu from your inventory. Put the Purple Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.
Light Blue DyeBlue orchid/1 Blue Dye and 2 White DyesPut Blue orchid/1 Blue Dye and 2 White Dyes. In the crafting menu. Put the Light Blue Dye from the crafting menu into your inventory.

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What are the most accessible dyes to get in Minecraft?

There are sixteen dyes in Minecraft, but not all of them are easy to make. Some are very easy to make, some are moderately easy to make, and some are very tough. Out of all the dyes that you can make, direct dyes are the easiest to make.

I have written below a list of the most accessible dyes you can make in Minecraft. Here are the most accessible dyes that you can make in Minecraft:

  • White Dye. It can be made from Bone Meal or the Lily of the Valley flower.
  • Blue Dye which can be made from Lapis Lazuli/Cornflower.
  • Brown Dye which can be made from Cocoa beans that are usually found in the jungle.
  • Green Dye which can be made by smelting cactus.
  • Red Dye, which can be made from Poppy, Red Tulip, Rose Bush, and Beetroot.
  • Yellow Dye, which can be made from Dandelions and Sunflowers.
  • Black Dye can be made from Inc sacs or Wither Roses.

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How do you make a dye Farm in Minecraft?

Dye farms are an easier way to create large quantities of Dye with less effort. If you are an avid  Minecraft player, knowing how to create a dye farm will help you greatly in the future.

There are many methods to create a dye farm, but I will give you the steps for the easiest and most convenient method. You need to follow the steps given below.

You will need the following materials: 60 Building blocks, 2 Note blocks, 18 Pistons, 1  Dispenser, 4 Observers, 7  Hoppers, one chest, 18 Redstone dust, 39 fences, and one fence gate.

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Here are the steps to create a dye farm in Minecraft:

  1. Dig a 12×11 square in a dirt field.
  2. Fill the outline with building blocks.
  3. Dig a 2×9 hole on the shorter side.
  4. Add building blocks to the outer side and nine pistons facing inwards.
  5. Go to the opposite side and dig a 2×9 hole.
  6. Add building blocks to the outer side and nine pistons facing inwards.
  7. Select a side and dig 1 row of dirt clear from inside the square.
  8. Place the note block in front of the pistons, then add an observer pointing into it.
  9. Place 9 Redstone dust on the outer side blocks.
  10. Repeat the previous step on the other side as well.
  11. Add a note block, then an observer, and 9 Redstone dust.
  12. Find the middle block of the dirt square.
  13. Dig in it two blocks deep and place a dispenser inside.
  14. Dig the dispenser from the outside.
  15. Dig a couple of blocks clear from the side as well.
  16. Add an observer pointing outwards from the dispenser.
  17. Dig a block down and add an observer pointing upwards.
  18. Take your hoppers and place them coming from the dispenser.
  19. Add a chest on top of the hopper.
  20. Place your fence gate and fences around the dirt square on top of the building blocks.

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FAQ

Question: Is blue Dye rare in Minecraft?

Answer: Yes, like Lapis Lazuli, the main ingredient used to make blue Dye is not commonly found.

Question: Which flower gives purple Dye in Minecraft?

Answer: Purple Orchid gives Purple Dye in Minecraft.

Question: What is the theDyerest Dye in Minecraft?

Answer: The rarest DYES would be brown or magenta as cocoa beans can only be found in deserts or through trade.

Question: Can you dye armor in Minecraft?

Answer: Yes, you can Dye armor in Minecraft. The leather itself cannot be dyed, but you can dye leather armor.

Question: Can you dye water in Minecraft?

Answer: Yes, water in a cauldron can now be dyed. Armor can be dyed in a cauldron filled with dyed water.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this article helped you to understand how to craft all the dyes available in Minecraft. Now you should be able to make any Dye that you can use to make your custom banner or add some spice to your leather armor. Always remember to note down the ingredients and their locations before going out to collect the items required. I wish you luck in your Minecraft adventures.

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