Minecraft

How to make a dye in Minecraft

Dye is an item available in Minecraft that can be used to color different items. In this article, we will guide you on how you can make dyes of different colors, and then how you can use them to change the colors of different objects.

Top 5 dyes in Minecraft

There are a total of 16 colors available and in this section, we will be discussing the top 5 dyes that you should consider.

Red Dye

You can create a red dye by placing a rose bush, poppy, red tulip, or beetroot on a crafting table. You can find them in different plains and biomes where grass and greenery are available.

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You can see a red poppy flower in the image displayed above that we are going to use to make a red dye.

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Yellow Dye

To make a yellow dye, you need to find a flower called “dandelion” or “sunflower” that is yellow, and after that, you need to place it on a crafting table.

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In our example, we are going to use a dandelion flower to make a yellow dye.

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Blue Dye

You can make a blue dye by placing a cornflower on a crafting table, which is also blue.

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Other than that, you can also make this by placing lapis lazuli as well, which you can find in different treasure chests.

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We will be making a blue dye using a corn flower.

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Black Dye

You can make a black dye by using an ink sac that you can get by killing a squid.

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Killing it will give you 2 ink sacs that you can use on a crafting table to make black dye.

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White Dye

You can make a white dye by placing lily of the valley flowers that you can find only in the flower forest biome, or you can also make it by using bone meal.

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Now place this flower on a crafting table to get a white dye as displayed below.

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You can also make other dyes by placing 2 or more dyes on a crafting table. For example, you can make an orange dye by placing red and yellow dye together.

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Uses of Dye

You can use a dye to change the color of your armor, as we did in the example below.

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Different patterns can be made on the shield as shown below

The same goes for your banners as well.

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Conclusion

Dye in Minecraft is used to make your dull items more colorful. There are a total of 16 different dyes available, that you can use separately and can also combine them using 2 or more colors. It is an interesting item available in the game that can give an artistic feel to your items.

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Taimoor Mohsin