Dye is made from different sources in Minecraft and is used for turning Sheep, Wool, Wolves' collars, Fireworks, Leather Armor, Glass and Hardened Clay different colors. While most have a distinctive dye texture, four of them (Cocoa Beans, Ink Sacs, Lapis Lazuli  and Bone Meal) are not quite the same as the others and have other uses or crafting recipes, unlike the other dyes.

List of Dye and base materials

  • Rose Red: Rose, Poppy, Rose Bush, Red Tulip, smelting red Mushroom (PE only)
  • Dandelion Yellow: Dandelion, Sunflower
  • Cactus Green: smelting Cactus
  • Lapis Lazuli: Mining or smelting Lapis Lazuli Ore
  • Orange Dye: Rose Red+Bone Meal, Orange Tulip
  • Lime Dye: Cactus Green+Bone Meal
  • Cyan Dye: Lapis Lazuli+Cactus Green
  • Purple Dye: Rose Red+Lapis Lazuli
  • Pink Dye: Pink Tulip, Peony, Rose Red+Bone Meal
  • Gray Dye: Ink Sac+Bone Meal
  • Light Gray Dye: Azure Bluet, Oxeye Daisy, White Tulip
  • Light Blue Dye: Blue Orchid, Lapis Lazuli+Bone Meal
  • Magenta Dye: Rose Red+Lapis Lazuli+Bone Meal, Lilac, Allium
  • Bone Meal: Bones
  • Ink Sac: Squids
  • Cocoa Beans: Cocoa plants

    Try this page to find out how to craft dyes!


    Crafting the base

Raw Materials
Base Blaze RodCharcoalClay (Item)CoalCocoa BeanDiamondEggEmeraldFlintGlowstone DustGold NuggetGunpowderInk SacLapis LazuliLeatherNether QuartzNether StarPrismarine CrystalPrismarine ShardRabbit's FootRabbit HideSeedsStringSugar Cane
Crafted Bone MealBookBowlBrick (Item)CharcoalDyeGold IngotNether Brick (Item)StickSugarWheat

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