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Like all other dyes, black dye can be:
- Applied to sheep to dye their wool, which can then be sheared for 1–3 blocks of black wool.
- Applied to tamed wolves to dye their collars.
- Applied to tamed cats to dye their collars.
- Used to dye or stain wool, leather armor, beds, glass, terracotta and shulker boxes.
- Combined with gunpowder to make a firework star.
- Combined with a firework star to create a fade-to-color effect.
- Used to add patterns to banners.
- Used to dye shulkers in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Used to dye water contained in cauldrons in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Combined with sand and gravel to craft concrete powder.
- Combined with compounds to craft balloons or glow sticks in Bedrock and Education editions.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
In Bedrock Edition, black dye has the ID name
dye, with a data value of 16.
|7||Light Gray Dye|
|12||Light Blue Dye|
|1.14||18w43a||Added black dye.|
|1.15||Pre-release 1||Black dye can now be used to craft dark prismarine.|
|1.8.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added black dye.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Black dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.|
|1.13.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Black dye can now be crafted from wither roses.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.83||Added black dye.|