Dyes in Minecraft

Dyes in Minecraft: How to obtain all 16 dyes in Minecraft

What makes Minecraft more beautiful is how many colours it provides to our eyes. From the dark void in the End Dimension to the bright lava in the nether world to green lush fields in plain biomes of the overworld, Minecraft offers a variety of colours to the players. To provide more varieties, there are 16 different types of dyes in Minecraft.

Dyes in Minecraft
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In this guide, you will learn how to obtain every dye in Minecraft, how to craft dyes in Minecraft and how to use the obtained dyes.

Dyes available in Minecraft

In Minecraft, Dyes can be divided into three types :

  • Primary Dye
  • Secondary Dye
  • Partly-Primary Dye

Primary Dye

Dyes which can only be created using items which are naturally spawned in Minecraft are called primary dyes.

Dyes

Source

Black Dye

Black Dye

Ink Sacs or Wither Roses (Crafting)

Green Dye

By smelting Cactus

White Dye

  Bone Meal or Lily of the Valley (Crafting)

Red Dye

Beet Root or Poppy or Red Tulip or Rose Bush (Crafting)

Yellow Dye

Dandelion or Sun Flower (Crafting)

Blue Eye

Lapis Lazuli or Corn Flower (Crafting)

Brown Dye

Cocoa Beans (Crafting)

Secondary Dye

These dyes are created by using primary dyes.

Dye

Source

Cyan Dye

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Purple Dye

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Gray Dye

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Partly-Primary Dye

You can either obtain these dyes from naturally spawned items or by combining primary dyes. This the reason they are called Partly-Primary dye or Quasi Primary dye.

Dye

Source

Crafting

Magenta Dye

Lilac (Crafting)

Allium (Crafting)

Purple Dye + Pink Dye

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Orange Dye

Orange Tulip (Crafting)

Red Dye + Yellow Dye

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Pink Dye

Pink Tulip

Peony

Red Dye + White Dye

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Light Gray Due

Azure Bluet (Crafting)

Oxeye Daisy (Crafting)

White Tulip (Crafting)


White Dye + Grey Dye

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Light Blue Dye

Blue Orchid (Crafting)

Blue Dye + White Dye

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Lime Dye

Sea Pickle (Smelting)

Green Dye + White Dye

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How to get every dye in Minecraft : Explained

How to get Black Dye in Minecraft?


You can obtain black dye in Minecraft either from Ink sac or Wither Rose. Place either of them on a crafting table, and it will give you a black dye. If you’re a beginner, then. obtaining black dye from ink sac is easier compared to getting Wither roses. Ink sacs can be obtained by killing a squid in-game. You can increase your chances by using a sword with a Looting Enchantment.

Black Dye
Black Dye

Wither Roses are kinda complicated. You will first need to spawn a wither boss, for which you will need 3 Wither Skeleton Skulls and 4 soul sand blocks. Getting wither skulls is very hard, but let’s say, you eventually get 3 of them. When a wither kills another in-game mob, after that mob dies it drops a single wither rose.

You can automate both these methods by making a farm and gets loads of black dyes.

How to get white dye in Minecraft?


You can obtain white dye in Minecraft either from Bone Meal or Lily of the valley. You can obtain 3 bone meal from a single bone and obtain white dye from bone meal. In the same way, you can craft white dye from the flower Lily of the valley. Obtaining white dye is easier compared to getting it from Lily of the valley as it is only available in the Flower Forest Biome.

White Dye

You can create a skeleton farm with the help of a spawner in dungeons and obtain a lot of bones which can be turned into a white dye.

How to get Green Dye in Minecraft?


Green dye, unlike, most dyes, is obtained by smelting, not crafting. You have to smelt Cactus to obtain green dye. You can find cactus in desert biomes. They’re quite easy to find.

Green Dye

Tip: Cactus break and fall when they have blocks on any one of their sides. You can use this to make an automatic cactus/green dye farm.

How to get Brown Dye in Minecraft?


Brown Dye can only be obtained from Cocoa Beans. Cocoa Beans are generally found in Jungle Biomes. They are hard to obtain unless you are lucky and have jungle biome near your spawn. You can also find cocoa beans in loot chests and then farm them and get more.

Brown Dye

You can create a cocoa bean farm to get a lot of brown dye.

How to get Lime Dye in Minecraft?


There two ways to obtain lime dye in Minecraft. You can either smelt sea pickles to obtain lime dye or craft lime dye by placing Green Dye and white dye together on crafting table.

Lime Dye

Sea Pickles can be found in corals biome or you can buy them from wandering trader. Getting lime dye using green dye and white dye is easier compared to smelting sea pickles.

How to get Red Dye in Minecraft?


There are four ways of obtaining red dye in Minecraft. You can get red dye from any of these :

  • Poppy
  • Rose Bush
  • Beet Root
  • Red Tulip
Red Dye

If you have an iron farm, you can get a lot of poppy from dying iron golems which can be turned into red dye or bone meal with help of composter and then turn into white dye as well.

How to get Blue Dye in Minecraft?


You can obtain blue dye from lapis lazuli and/or cornflower. Getting blue dye from lapis lazuli is easier compared to Getting it from cornflower as cornflowers are rare.

Blue Dye

Lapis lazuli can be obtained at Y Level 40 and below. They drop in good amount when mined using an enchanted fortune 3 pickaxe. Corn Flowers can be found in Plain biomes and Flower Forests.

How to get Yellow Dye in Minecraft?


There are two sources of yellow dye in Minecraft. You can obtain yellow dye by putting either Dandelion or Sunflower crafting table.

Yellow Dye

Dandelions are quite common whereas finding sunflowers is rare. You can also find yellow dye a small amount of yellow dye inside chests in villages.

How to get Purple Dye in Minecraft?


Purple Dye can be obtained by placing either red dye and blue dye or red dye and lapis lazuli together on a crafting table, which will give you 2 Purple Dyes.

Purple Dye

How to get Cyan Dye in Minecraft?


Cyan Dye can be crafted in Minecraft by placing either green dye and blue dye or red dye and lapis lazuli together on a crafting table, which will give you 2 Cyan Dyes.

Cyan Dye

How to get Gray Dye in Minecraft?


Grey Dye in Minecraft can be obtained by placing black dye and white dye together on a crafting table which will give you 2 Grey Dyes. You can also replace black dye with ink sac and/or white dye with bone meal.

Gray Dye

How to get Orange Dye in Minecraft?


Orange dye can be crafted by placing orange tulip on a crafting table which will give you orange dye. You can also place red dye and yellow dye together to obtain 2 Orange dye.

Orange Dye

Orange tulips can be found in plain biomes and in Flower Forest biomes.

How to get Pink Dye in Minecraft?


Pink Dye can be crafted by placing either Peony or Pink Tulip on crafting table which will give you pink dye. You can place red dye and white dye together on a crafting table to obtain 2 Pink Dye.

Pink Dye

Like other tulips, you can find pink tulip in plain biomes and in Flower Forest Biomes, whereas, peony is rare amd generates in Forests only.

How to get Magenta Dye in Minecraft?


Magenta Dye can be crafted by placing either Lilac or Allium on crafting table which will give you magenta dye. You can also place purple and pink dye together to get the magenta dye.

Magenta Dye

Crafting magenta dye using flowers is hard because Lilac and Allium both are only found and can be generated in Flower Forest Biome only.

How to get Light Blue Dye in Minecraft?


Light Blue Dye can be obtained by placing Blue orchid on crafting table which will give you light blue dye. You can also place blue dye and white dye together to obtain 2 Light Blue Dye.

Light Blue Dye

Blue orchids are only found in swamp biomes.

How to get Light Grey Dye in Minecraft?


There are 3 sources to obtain Light Grey Dye in Minecraft.

  • Azure Bluet
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • White Tulip

Place any of these flowers on a crafting table and you will get light grey dye. You can find all three of these flowers in plain biomes easily.

Light Gray Dye

You can also craft light grey dye by placing white dye and grey dye together on a crafting table.


Hope this guide helped you in finding the dye you were looking for.

Have a nice day!

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