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Notch just updated the game and reintroduced dyed blocks - in the form of wool + a specific dye.

Apparently there's 15 new dyes, obtainable through various means - but I can't seem to find information on all 15.

What dyes are now available and how can I obtain them?

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do you know any of them? – Ronan Jan 13 '11 at 18:00
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Dyes made from items

  • Yellow flower → Dandelion Yellow
  • Red flower → Rose Red
  • Cactus → Cactus Green (Cook in furnace)
  • Bone → Bone Meal (white dye)

Items usable as dye

  • Squid → Ink Sack (black dye)
  • Lapis Lazuli Ore → Lapis Lazuli (blue dye)
  • Dungeon Chest → Cocoa Beans (brown dye)

Dyes made by combining other dyes

  • Rose Red + Dandelion Yellow → Orange Dye
  • Bone Meal + Rose Red → Pink Dye
  • Ink Sack + Bone Meal → Dark Grey Dye
  • Dark Grey Dye + Bone Meal → Light Grey Dye
  • Ink Sack + Bone Meal x2 → Light Grey Dye
  • Cactus Green + Lapis Lazuli → Cyan Dye
  • Rose Red + Lapis Lazuli → Purple Dye
  • Lapis Lazuli Dye + Bone Meal → Light Blue Dye
  • Cactus Green Dye + Bone Meal → Lime Green Dye
  • Pink Dye + Purple Dye → Magenta Dye
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@Raven It's CW, edit it in :) – badp Jan 13 '11 at 18:56
yeah, I realized that after I commented. – Raven Dreamer Jan 13 '11 at 18:57
Not done this (hence the comment) but I would expect Purple + Bone Meal to give a lighter purple – ChrisF Jan 13 '11 at 19:58
Also Green + Bone Meal to give light green and Lapis Lazuli + Bone Meal to give light blue. – ChrisF Jan 13 '11 at 20:03
lol why does part of the pic say Starbucks Coffee? – Jim Jones Oct 29 '15 at 1:32

As always, the minecraft wiki has the answer:

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While valid, this answer is not acceptable. Referring a sources is usefull, but giving information directly here is better. You should have quoted your source, then provided the link. This way, even if your source is pining for the fjords, the info is still here... – Lysarion Mar 30 '11 at 12:44

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