Red dye is crafted using the red flower.
Yellow dye is crafted using the yellow flower.
Orange dye is crafted using red dye and yellow dye.
Cyan dye (a.k.a teal dye) is made by putting a blue dye and a green dye in a crafting grid. This makes 2 cyan dyes.
Lapis lazuli and bone meal (craft) - 2 light blue dye
Lapis lazuli and red dye (craft) - 2 purple dye
Green dye and bone meal (craft) - 2 lime dye
Red dye and bone meal (craft) - 2 pink dye
Green dye and lapis lazuli (craft) - 2 cyan dye
Pink and purple dye (craft) - 2 magenta dye
Bone meal is crafted using a bone - 3 bone meal
Dying Dog Collars
Right clicking on a dog while holding a dye uses up the dye and changes the color of the dog's collar.
Unlike other dyes, cocoa beans cannot dye leather armor or be used to craft party hats. Lapis lazuli and bone meal are able to dye armor, but are also unable to be used to craft party hats.
The party hat is crafted using three different dyes.
Dyes are used to dye wool, glass, leather armor, beds, and balloons.
Usually, if you put an item that has already been dyed together with a new dye, it takes the color of the new dye. However, wool works slightly differently, and the colors will blend together in the way that crafting dyes work (eg. red wool and lapis lazuli craft purple wool). The only exception to this rule is white wool, which always directly takes the color of the dye.
There are four other items which use separate identifiers which are also used as dyes. The identifier for all other dyes is
Dyes have a
type data tag, which determines the color. The default type if no type is specified is gray. Although white, black, blue, and brown dyes can be obtained, they are not fully functional as bone meal, ink sacs, lapis lazuli, and cocoa beans are used instead.
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- 1.29.2: Cocoa beans cannot be used to dye armor, but brown dye can. TheTopazRobot (talk) 12:24, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
- 1.29.2: Cocoa beans also cannot be used to craft party hats, along with lapis lazuli, bone meal, and ink sacs, but the unobtainable dyes can. TheTopazRobot (talk) 12:24, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
- There are four unobtainable dyes, brown, blue, black, and white which can be given using commands. They are not properly obtainable because cocoa beans, lapis lazuli, ink sacs, and bone meal are used instead to get their respective colors. These dyes are not totally functional, however they can be used to dye sheep, and to craft the party hat.