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Orange Dye
Orange Dye JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

Orange dye is a quasi-primary dye crafted from orange tulips, or by combining one red dye with one yellow dye.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Orange Tulip

Red Dye +
Yellow Dye



Wandering traders sell 3 orange dye for an emerald.


Like all other dyes, orange dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[]

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

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

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

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

Orange Carpet White Carpet +
Orange Dye
Orange Concrete Powder Orange Dye +
Sand +
Orange Firework Star Gunpowder +
Orange 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.
Orange Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Orange Dye +

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

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

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

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Orange Banner pattern Orange Dye +

Orange Banner image Orange 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
Orange Banner pattern White Banner +
Orange Dye

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]
Orange Banner image White Banner +
Orange 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 orange dye for an emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Journeyman-level shepherd villagers have a 13 chance to buy 12 orange dye for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Orange Dyeorange_dyeItemitem.minecraft.orange_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Orange Dyeorange_dyedye / 14409Itemitem.dye.orange.name



Java Edition Beta
1.2Orange Dye JE1 BE1.png Added orange dye.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aAdded the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aOrange 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 the 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 has now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
1.1418w43a Orange Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of orange dye has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.3.0Orange Dye JE1 BE1.png Added orange dye. It is currently unobtainable and serves no purpose.
v0.4.0Orange dye is now craftable with rose red and dandelion yellow.
Orange dye can now be used to craft orange wool.
v0.8.0build 2Orange dye is now used to craft cocoa beans (version exclusive).
v0.14.0build 1Orange dye can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
?The above recipe for orange dye has now been removed.
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 and colored beds.
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 cat collars.
1.10.0beta dye is now sold by the new wandering trader.
Orange dye can now be used to dye white carpets.
Orange Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of orange dye has now been changed.
1.11.0beta dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
1.16.100beta ID of orange dye has been changed from dye/14 to orange_dye.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.00 Patch 11.0.1Orange Dye JE1 BE1.png Added orange dye.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Orange Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of orange dye has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Orange Dye JE2 BE2.png Added orange dye.


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