Purple Dye

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Purple Dye
Purple Dye JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

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

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blue Dye +
Red Dye

2
Lapis Lazuli +
Red Dye

2

Trading[edit]

Wandering traders sell 3 purple dye for an emerald.

Usage[edit]

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 +
Lead

[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 Candle Candle +
Purple Dye


[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Purple Carpet White Carpet +
Purple Dye
Purple Concrete Powder Sand +
Purple Dye +
Gravel
Purple Firework Star Gunpowder +
Purple Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


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 +
Luminol

[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 contents.
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 +
Banner


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

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

Trading[edit]

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]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Purple Dyepurple_dyeItemitem.minecraft.purple_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDAlias ID (BE)Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Purple Dyepurple_dyedye / 5351Itemitem.dye.purple.name

Video[edit]

History[edit]

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
v0.3.0Purple Dye JE1 BE1.png Added purple dye. It is currently unobtainable and serves no purpose.
v0.4.0Purple dye is now craftable with rose red and lapis lazuli.
Purple dye can now be used to craft purple wool.
v0.6.0Purple dye can now be used to dye sheep.
v0.8.0build 2Purple dye can now be used to craft magenta dye.
v0.9.0build 11Purple dye can now be used to craft colored terracotta.
v0.11.0build 1Purple dye can now be used to dye tamed wolf collars.
v0.14.0build 1Purple dye can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Purple dye can now be used to dye shulkers.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Purple dye can now be used to craft concrete powder, colored beds and dyed shulker boxes.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Purple dye can now be used to craft firework stars, stained glass and patterns on banners.
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Purple dye can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Purple dye can now be used to dye tamed cat collars.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Purple 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 1.11.0.4Purple dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.56The ID of purple dye has been changed from dye/5 to purple_dye.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.00 Patch 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.

Issues[edit]

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