There are 16 Dyes in Minecraft that can be used to change the colour of many items. They can be obtained through crafting from various plants and flowers, through smelting the plants of flowers, or from a Wandering Trader.
The dyes can change the colour of the following items:
- Some Mobs
- Patterns on Banners
- Shulker Boxes
- Concrete Powder
- Text on Signs
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Primary dyes can only be crafted from ingredients that spawn naturally:
|Black||Ink Sac (Crafting)|
Wither Rose (Crafting)
|Blue||Lapis Lazuli (Crafting)|
|Brown||Cocoa Beans (Crafting)|
Rose Bush (Crafting)
Red Tulip (Crafting)
Lily of the Valley (Crafting)
Quasi-primary dyes can be both crafted from sources found naturally or by combing other dyes.
|Light Blue||Blue Orchid (Crafting)||1 Blue Dye + 1 White Dye|
|Light Gray||Azure Bluet (Crafting)|
White Daisy (Crafting)
White Tulip (Crafting)
|1 White Dye + 1 Gray Dye|
2 White Dye + 1 Black Dye
|Lime||Sea Pickle (Smelting)||1 Green Dye + 1 White Dye|
|1 Purple Dye + 1 Pink Dye|
1 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye + 1 Pink Dye
2 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye + 1 White Dye
|Orange||Orange Tulip (Crafting)||1 Red Dye + 1 Yellow Dye|
Pink Tulip (Crafting)
|1 Red Dye + 1 White Dye|
Secondary dyes can only be created by combing other dyes.
|Cyan||1 Green Dye + 1 Blue Dye OR Lapis Lazuli|
|Gray||1 Black Dye OR Ink Sac + 1 White Dye OR Bonemeal|
|Purple||1 Red Dye + 1 Blue Dye OR Lapis Lazuli|
If players collect all 16 dye colours they can gain the Rainbow Collection achievement!
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