Gray Dye

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Gray Dye
Gray Dye.png







Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 3518 hex: 15F8 bin: 1010111118

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Gray dye is a secondary color dye.



Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Black Dye +
White Dye

Ink Sac or
Black Dye +
Bone Meal or
White Dye

[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]


Wandering traders sell 3 gray dye for an emerald.‌[Bedrock Edition only]


Like all other dyes, gray dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Dyed Terracotta Terracotta +
Gray Dye
Gray Balloon Latex +
Gray Dye +
Helium +

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

White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.
Gray Bed Any Bed +
Gray Dye

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

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

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

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

[Java and Legacy Console editions only]
Light Gray Dye Gray Dye +
Bone Meal
[BedrockEducation and Legacy Console editions only]
Light Gray Dye Gray Dye +
White Dye
Gray Banner pattern Gray Dye +

Gray Banner image Gray 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
Gray Banner pattern White Banner +
Gray Dye

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

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


Journeyman-level villager have 20% chance to buy 12 gray dye for an emerald.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Gray Dye gray_dye

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Gray Dye dye 351

In Bedrock Edition, gray dye has the ID name dye, with a data value of 8.

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 Beta
1.2Gray Dye Revision 1.png Added gray dye.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aAdded the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aGray dye can be now crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.113w19aStained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.213w36aWith the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41aStained glass can now be crafted.
1.814w30aAdded banners, which can be dyed.
1.1116w39aAdded the ability to dye shulker boxes.
1.1217w15aAdded the ability to dye beds.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the dye ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
1.1418w43aGray dye is now crafted using black and white dyes, instead of ink sac and bone meal.
Gray Dye.png The texture of gray dye has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 3Gray Dye Revision 1.png Gray dye is now available in creative mode.
0.9.0build 3Gray dye can now be obtained in survival mode.
build 11Gray dye can now be used to craft colored terracotta.
0.11.0build 1Gray dye can now be used to dye tamed wolf collars.
0.14.0build 1Gray dye can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha dye can now be used to dye shulkers.
1.1.0alpha dye can now be used to craft concrete powder, colored beds and dyed shulker boxes.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta dye can now be used to craft firework stars, stained glass and patterns on banners.
1.4.0beta dye can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0beta dye can now be used to dye tamed cat collars.
1.10.0beta dye are now sold by wandering traders.
Gray dye can now be used to dye white carpets and undyed glass panes.
Gray Dye.png The texture of gray dye has now been changed.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 11.0.1Gray Dye Revision 1.png Added gray dye.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Gray Dye.png The texture of gray dye has now been changed.


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