(See also: Dyes)

Dyeing is the action of coloring a block, item, or mob with dye which can be achieved either by crafting or by right-clicking on the object.

There are 16 different colors of dyes:


Blocks can be dyed by putting the block and the color of dye that one wants in a crafting table, and there are four dye-able blocks in the game: Wool, Terracotta, Glass, and Concrete Powder. Items are dyed in the same way as blocks, but the only type of dye-able item currently in the game is Leather Armor, however, any piece of Leather Armor can be dyed multiple times with different dyes which allows for many different colorful combinations. To revert dyed leather armor back to its original state, hold the armor piece in-hand and right click a cauldron with water in it. Sheep can be dyed by right-clicking which is more practical than dyeing wool if one wants a bunch of wool in one color, and, as of 1.4, tamed wolves' collars can also be dyed in the same way.