The Ultimate Minecraft Dye Guide

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Last updated Jun 3, 2021

The Ultimate Minecraft Dye Guide

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Minecraft currently has 16 different colors of dye. You can use these dyes to color various objects as well as some Mobs. Sheep can be dyed using any of the 16 different colors. However, there is a “Secret method” that involves coloring a sheep all 16 colors without using a single dye… so make sure to keep reading to find out how!

What can you dye into different colors in Minecraft

In Minecraft, you can use dye to color various objects and mobs. The list below showcases all objects and mobs that can currently be dyed in Minecraft:

 

  • Wool and Sheep
  • Pet Colars
  • Terracotta
  • Staining Glass
  • Leather Armor
  • Firework Stars
  • Banner patterns
  • Shulker Boxes
  • Creating Concrete Powder
  • Creating Balloons
  • Creating Glow Sticks
  • Beds
  • Changing the color of water inside cauldrons
  • Candles

Dyeing Wool and Sheep

Players can change the color of wool by using any of the 16 colored dyes. This is useful if you’re trying to use specific colors to decorate your builds.

JAVA Edition

White Wool + Matching Dye = Colored Wool

Bedrock Edition

Any Wool + Matching Dye = Colored Wool

Minecraft-Wool-Dye-Colors

If a player uses the dye on a Sheep, the Wool of that specific sheep will be turned into that color until dyed differently. The wool of this sheep can be obtained using Sheers. The color of the wool will be the same as the color of the sheep’s wool.

This is extremely useful if you’re low on colored dye, but want to have loads of Wool in that specific color.

Minecraft Sheep Dyed Colors

Dyeing Pet Collars

If you’re tired of having the default pet collar color, you can easily change this by using your dye on your pets. You can use any of the 16 colors.

Please note that you’ll first need to tame a pet before it will have a collar.

Dyeing Terracotta

Dyed Terracotta is usually the block builders love using. You can easily dye Terracotta by placing 8 blocks of it around any colored dye of your choice. This will give you 8 pieces of Terracotta in the color you selected.

Dyeing Stained Glass

Dyeing Stained Glass is just the same as dying Terracotta. place 8 pieces of glass around any of the 16 dye colors within a crafting table.

Leather Armor

Only Leather Armor can be dyed:

JAVA Edition

  • Crafting dyes with a piece of leather armor

Bedrock Edition

  • In Bedrock Edition, you’ll need a Cauldron first. You’ll then need to fill the Cauldron with Water. Once there is Water inside the Cauldron, the next step would be to place Dye inside. Now you can dip any Leather Armor in the Cauldron to color it.

Colored Firework Stars

A Firework Star can have a single color or combination of up to eight colors when crafted with dyes.

Colored Banner Patterns

Dyes can be used within Banners to create custom-looking banners. This can add some personality to your base.

Colored Beds

In Java Edition only White Beds can be dyed into other colors, while in the Bedrock Edition any Bed can be dyed into a different color. All you’ll need is the bed and dye in the color you’d like the bed to be.

Dyeing Shulker Boxes

Shulker Boxes can be Organized a lot better when color-coded. Consider coloring your Shulker Boxes and then using specific colors to store certain types of materials. If you want to dye a Shulker Box, all you’ll need is to place the Shulker Box into a crafting table alongside any colored dye of your choice.

Creating Concrete Powder

When creating concrete powder in Minecraft, you can place a piece of dye for every 8 Blocks of concrete you make. You’ll need the regular Sand and Gravel Materials as well in order to craft the concrete.

*Crafting table required.

Changing the Color of Water inside Cauldrons

You can change the color of water within a Cauldron by simply “using” the item on a Cauldron that is filled with fresh Water.

Dyeing Candles

In the upcoming update 1.17 candles will be introduced into Minecraft. These Candles can be colored into any of the 16 available colors in Minecraft

All Current Colors of Dye in Minecraft

Below we have a list containing all of the different colors of dye in Minecraft (16 in Total). We display what ingredients you’ll need o craft each color of Dye. Green is the only color dye that cannot be crafted.

Minecraft Dye - Pink Dye

How to Craft Pink Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Pink Dye are:

  •  1x Red Dye
  •  1x White Dye
Minecraft Dye - Magenta Dye

How to Craft Purple Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Purple Dye are:

  •  1x Blue Dye
  •  1x Red Dye
Minecraft Dye - Blue Dye

How to Craft Blue Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Blue Dye are:

  • 1x cornflower
Minecraft Dye - Light Blue Dye

How to Craft Light Blue Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Light Blue Dye are:

  • 1x Blue Orchid
Minecraft Dye - Cyan Dye

How to Craft Cyan Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Cyan Dye are:

  • 1x Green Dye
  • 1x Blue Dye
Minecraft Dye - Green Dye

How to Craft Green Dye in Minecraft?

Unfortunately you cannot craft Green Dye in Minecraft.

Minecraft Dye - Lime Dye

How to Craft Lime Green Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Lime Green Dye are:

  • 1x Green Dye
  • 1x White Dye
Minecraft Dye - Yellow Dye

How to Craft Yellow Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Yellow Dye are:

  • 1x Dandelion
Minecraft Dye - Orange Dye

How to Craft Orange Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Orange Dye are:

  • 1x Orange Tulip
Minecraft Dye - Red Dye

How to Craft Red Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Red Dye are:

  • 1x Red Tulip
Minecraft Dye - Brown Dye

How to Craft Brown Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Brown Dye are:

  • 1x Cocoa Beans
Minecraft Dye - Black Dye

How to Craft Black Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Black Dye are:

  • 1x Ink Sack
Minecraft Dye - Gray Dye

How to Craft Gray Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Gray Dye are:

  • 1x Black Dye
  • 1x White Dye
Minecraft Dye - Light Gray Dye

How to Craft Light Gray Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft Light Gray Dye are:

  • 1x White Dye
Minecraft Dye - White Dye

How to Craft White Dye in Minecraft?

The ingredients that you will need to craft White Dye are:

  • 1x Bone Meal

How to make a Sheep all 16 Colors?

As promised we will show you how to make a sheep alternate between all 16 colors in Minecraft.
What you’ll need
  • 1x Sheep
  • 1x Name Tag
  • 1x Anvil
Once you have the items and Sheep, you’ll then need to take the Name Tag to the anvil and rename it to “Jeb_”. This Enchantment Costs 1 Experience Level. Once this step is done head off towards your sheep with the name tag in hand and use it to rename the sheep.
After the sheep has been renamed it will alternate between every single color in Minecraft!

If you’ve found this post helpful, have any questions, suggestions, or problems at all, please feel free to comment below.

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