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All the dyes in Minecraft as of 1.7

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Minecraft dyes are used for only one thing: color. This is how to obtain all types of dye in Minecraft, and a little more information on dyes in Minecraft.

First, I'll show you how to get each PRIMARY dye, which comes from an object that spawns naturally in the world.

Red: Made by placing a poppy, rose bush, or red tulips in the crafting grid.

Orange:Made by placing an orange tulip in the crafting grid.

Yellow:Made by placing a dandelion or sunflower in the crafting grid.

Green:Made by cooking cactus in a furnace.

Blue (lapis lazuli): Obtained by mining it (one ore can give you 4-8 of them). Place one in the crafting grid.

Light Blue: Made by placing a blue orchid in the crafting grid.

Magenta: Made by placing a lilac or an allium in the crafting grid.

Pink: Made by placing a peony or a pink tulip in the crafting grid.

White (bone meal): Made by placing a bone in the crafting grid. (If you place one bone, you will get 3 bone meal).

Light Gray: Made by placing an azure bluet, oxeye daisy, or a white tulip in the crafting grid.

Black (ink sac): Obtained by killing squids (each squid will drop 1-3 ink sacs upon death). Put an ink sac in the crafting grid.

Brown (cocoa beans): First, you have to obtain cocoa beans, which is found in dungeons, or on jungle trees. Place cocoa beans in the crafting grid.


Now here are the secondary colors you can get. (Note that most primary dyes can be made this way). Secondary dyes are made by combining two primary dyes together.

Orange: Made by combining red and yellow dyes.

Cyan: Made by combining green and blue (lapis lazuli) dyes.

Purple: Made by combining red and blue (lapis lazuli) dyes.

Gray: Made by combining black (ink sac) and white (bone meal) dyes.

Light Blue: Made by combining blue (lapis lazuli) and white (bone meal) dyes.

Pink: Made by combining red and white (bone meal) dyes.

Lime: Made by combining green and white (bone meal) dyes


Now, there are two tertiary colors that can be made by combining one secondary dye.

Magenta: Made by combining purple and pink dye.

Light Gray: Made by combining grayand white (bone meal) dyes.


What are dyes used for?

Dyes are mainly used for coloring leather armor.

You can dye leather armor by placing the desired dye you want with any leather armor piece in the crafting grid. If it's not what you like, you can revert the leather armor back to its original color by right-clicking a cauldron full of water with any dyed leather armor piece.


You can also farm dyed wool by right-clicking the desired dye on a sheep. This will change the wool color of that sheep. You can then start farming by shearing it once its' dye grows back (You will get 1-3 wool each time.)

Some sheep have different colored wool naturally. They can have white, gray,light gray,black,brown, and even pink sheep. Pink sheep are very rare, so consider yourself lucky if you find one.

This is all I have to say right now. If you have any inquiries or questions, please post them in the comments.

Thanks for reading!
Credit:You can find some more information on the Minecraft Wiki! http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Dyeing

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  • Foxxeyy
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  • Grandmaster Fox
  • October 26, 2013, 4:14 pm
Pretty interesting. God to know.
  • Tech
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  • Master Network
  • October 26, 2013, 5:55 pm
God to know indeed.

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