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Brown Dye
Brown Dye.png
Rarity color





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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[]

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

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

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

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

Brown Carpet White Carpet +
Brown Dye
Brown Concrete Powder Brown Dye +
Sand +
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 +

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

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

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

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
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
Enchanted Golden Apple

Loom ingredient[]

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 Edition 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[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Brown Dyebrown_dyeItemitem.minecraft.brown_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Brown Dyebrown_dyedye / 17398Itemitem.dye.brown_new.name


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Java Edition
1.1418w43aBrown Dye JE1 BE1.png Added brown dye.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta Dye JE1 BE1.png Added brown dye.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
1.16.100beta ID of brown dye has been changed from dye/17 to brown_dye.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83Brown Dye JE1 BE1.png Added brown dye.


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