Blue Dye

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Blue Dye
Blue Dye JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

Blue dye is a primary dye color.



Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli

Blue Dye Cornflower


Like all other dyes, blue dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Bed White Bed +
Blue Dye

White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Java Edition only]
Blue Bed Any Bed +
Blue Dye

A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Carpet White Carpet +
Blue Dye
Blue Concrete Powder Blue Dye +
Sand +
Blue Firework Star Gunpowder +
Blue 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.
Blue Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Blue Dye +

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Blue Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Blue Dye

The shulker box retains its contents. If it is renamed on an anvil, it also retains its name.
Blue Stained Glass Glass +
Blue Dye
Blue Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Blue Dye
Blue Terracotta Terracotta +
Blue Dye
Blue Wool White Wool +
Blue Dye

[Java Edition only]
Blue Wool Any Wool +
Blue Dye

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Cyan Dye Blue Dye +
Green Dye
Light Blue Dye Blue Dye +
Bone Meal
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Light Blue Dye Blue Dye +
White Dye
Magenta Dye Blue Dye +
Red Dye +
Bone Meal
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Magenta Dye Blue Dye +
Red Dye +
White Dye
Magenta Dye Blue Dye +
Red Dye +
Pink Dye
Purple Dye Blue Dye +
Red Dye
Blue Banner pattern Blue Dye +

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

Loom ingredient[edit]

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

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

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


Expert-level shepherd villagers have a 16 chance to buy 12 blue dye for an emerald.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Blue Dyeblue_dye item.minecraft.blue_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Blue Dyedye

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, blue dye has the ID name dye, with a data value of 18.

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
1.1418w43aBlue Dye JE1 BE1.png Added blue dye.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta Dye JE1 BE1.png Added blue dye.
1.9.0beta cornflowers, which can be used to craft blue dye.
1.10.0beta dye can now be used to dye white carpets and uncolored glass panes.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83Blue Dye JE1 BE1.png Added blue dye.


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