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Purple Dye

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Purple Dye
Purple Dye JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

Purple dye is a secondary dye color created by combining red dye and blue dye in a crafting square.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blue Dye +
Red Dye

Lapis Lazuli +
Red Dye



Wandering traders sell 3 purple dye for an emerald.


Like all other dyes, purple dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Magenta Dye Purple Dye +
Pink Dye
Purple Balloon Latex +
Purple Dye +
Helium +

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

A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Purple Bed White Bed +
Purple Dye

White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Java Edition only]
Purple Carpet White Carpet +
Purple Dye
Purple Concrete Powder Purple Dye +
Sand +
Purple Firework Star Gunpowder +
Purple 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.
Purple Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Purple Dye +

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

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

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Purple Wool White Wool +
Purple Dye

[Java Edition only]
Purple Banner pattern Purple Dye +

Purple Banner image Purple 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
Purple Banner pattern White Banner +
Purple Dye

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

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


Apprentice-level Shepherd villagers have a 20% chance to buy 12 purple dye for an emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

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

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Purple Dyepurple_dye item.minecraft.purple_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Purple Dyedye

Item data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, purple dye has the ID name dye, with a data value of 5.

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
1.2Purple Dye JE1 BE1.png Added purple dye.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aAdded the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aPurple dye can now be 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.
1.814w02aDue to lapis lazuli being renewable now, purple dye is also now renewable.
14w30aAdded banners which can be dyed.
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.
1.1418w43aPurple dye is now crafted using blue dye, instead of lapis lazuli.
Purple Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of purple dye has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Purple Dye JE1 BE1.png Added purple dye.
0.6.0Purple dye can now be used to dye sheep.
0.9.0build 11Purple dye can now be used to craft colored terracotta.
0.11.0build 1Purple dye can now be used to dye tamed wolf collars.
0.14.0build 1Purple 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.
Purple dye can now be used to dye white carpets and undyed glass panes.
Purple Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of purple dye has now been changed.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.00Patch 11.0.1Purple Dye JE1 BE1.png Added purple dye.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Purple Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of purple dye has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Purple Dye JE1 BE1.png Added purple dye.


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