Brown Dye

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Brown Dye
Brown Dye.png







Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 35117 hex: 15F17 bin: 10101111117

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Brown dye is a primary color dye derived from cocoa beans.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cocoa Beans


Like all other dyes, brown dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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

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

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

White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.
Brown Carpet White Carpet +
Brown Dye
Brown Concrete Powder Sand +
Brown Dye +
Brown Firework Star Gunpowder +
Brown 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.
Brown Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Brown Dye +

Light Gray Dye will create a glitched Glow Stick called[1].
Brown Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Brown Dye

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

[BedrockEducation and New Nintendo 3DS editions only]
Brown Wool White Wool +
Brown Dye

[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
Dyed Terracotta Terracotta +
Brown Dye
Brown Banner pattern Brown Dye +

Brown Banner image Brown 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
Brown Banner pattern White Banner +
Brown Dye

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]
Brown Banner image White Banner +
Brown 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% chance to buy 12 brown dye for an emerald.‌‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Expert-level Shepherd villagers have a 27 chance to buy 12 brown dye for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Name Namespaced ID
Brown Dye brown_dye

Bedrock Edition:

Name Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Brown Dye dye 351

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, brown dye has the ID name dye, with a data value of 17.

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 brown dye.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta brown dye.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villager.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83Added brown dye.


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