Black Dye

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Black Dye
Black Dye.png







Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 35116 hex: 15F16 bin: 10101111116

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Black dye is a primary color dye similar to an ink sac.



Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Ink Sac

[Java and Bedrock editions only]
Wither Rose


Like all other dyes, black dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Black Balloon Latex +
Black Dye +
Helium +

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Black Bed Any Bed +
Black Dye

A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]
Black Bed White Bed +
Black Dye

White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.
Black Carpet White Carpet +
Black Dye
Black Concrete Powder Sand +
Black Dye +
Black Firework Star Gunpowder +
Black Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +

Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Black Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Black Dye

The shulker box retains its contents. If it was renamed on an anvil, it will also retain its name.
Black Stained Glass Glass +
Black Dye
Black Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Black Dye
Black Wool White Wool +
Black Dye

[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
Black Wool Any Wool +
Black Dye

[BedrockEducation and New Nintendo 3DS editions only]
Dark Prismarine Prismarine Shard +
Black Dye

[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]
Dyed Terracotta Terracotta +
Black Dye
Gray Dye Black Dye +
White Dye
Gray Dye Black Dye +
Bone Meal
[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]
Light Gray Dye Black Dye +
Bone Meal or
White Dye
[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]
Light Gray Dye Black Dye +
White Dye
Black Banner pattern Black Dye +

Black Banner image Black Dye +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple

Loom ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Loom recipe Description
Black Banner pattern White Banner +
Black Dye

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]
Black Banner image White Banner +
Black Dye +
Banner Pattern

  1. Globe banner pattern;‌[Java Edition only]
  2. Field masoned and bordure indented banner patterns.‌[Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only]


Apprentice-level Shepherd villagers have a 20%‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 27[Java Edition only] chance to buy 12 black dye for an emerald.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Name Namespaced ID
Black Dye black_dye

Bedrock Edition:

Name Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Black Dye dye 351

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, black dye has the ID name dye, with a data value of 16.

DV Description
0 Ink Sac
1 Red Dye
2 Green Dye
3 Cocoa Beans
4 Lapis Lazuli
5 Purple Dye
6 Cyan Dye
7 Light Gray Dye
8 Gray Dye
9 Pink Dye
10 Lime Dye
11 Yellow Dye
12 Light Blue Dye
13 Magenta Dye
14 Orange Dye
15 Bone Meal
16 Black Dye
17 Brown Dye
18 Blue Dye
19 White Dye


Java Edition
1.1418w43aAdded black dye.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta black dye.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villager.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83Added black dye.


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