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Minecraft: How to dye leather armour

Minecraft: How to dye leather armour
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When selecting the material for your armour in Minecraft, you certainly have plenty of options at your disposal, from Netherite to Iron and even Gold. Although the leather armour may not be the strongest alternative and provides the least Armour Points, it is the only option that can be dyed, enabling you to customise its colour to meet your taste and preference.

Changing the colour of your leather armour is not complicated, and the objective can be attained easily once you have the desired dye. Depending on whether you are playing the Java or the Bedrock edition of Minecraft, you may dye a piece of armour using the Crafting Table or a Cauldron with dyes added.

The specific details for each of the two processes are outlined below.

How to dye leather armour in Minecraft

1) Obtaining the dye

Getting a color

You must first acquire the necessary dye to dye your leather armour in Minecraft. Essentially, you can get your hands on the different dyes through various approaches, predominantly crafting but also through smelting, trading, and several other sources.

Furthermore, for some colours, such as Cyan and Magenta, you will have to combine multiple dyes. Once you have obtained the dye that you desire, you can move ahead with the process of dyeing the leather armour that you have.

2) Dyeing the leather armour

Recipe to dye a leather armour in Minecraft

The exact procedure to dye the leather armour in Minecraft varies depending on the version. The steps are as follows:

Java Edition

The procedure to dye a piece of leather armour cannot get any easier in Java Edition. You only have to place the dye on the Crafting Table alongside the piece of leather armour. The steps for the same are as follows:

  • Step 1: Access your Crafting Table and place the dye and the armour in any of the preferred squares of the grid.
  • Step 2: The result will be the coloured armour you may drag to your inventory and then equip.
Bedrock Edition

To dye your leather armour in the Minecraft Bedrock Edition, you must follow a much more comprehensive process. The prerequisites for colouring any piece of armour include a Cauldron to hold water and a Bucket to get water. You may forge both of these from the Crafting Table using Iron Ingots.

Once you have the armour, dye, and the required items, you may follow the instructions given below:

  • Step 1: Place the Cauldron on the ground and then use the bucket to fill it with water.
  • Step 2: Use the dye in your inventory to change the colour of the water in the Cauldron.
  • Step 3: Select the piece of leather armour and click on the coloured Cauldron, and you will receive the leather armour in the specified colour.

It is also worth mentioning that you have almost endless possibilities when colouring your leather armour in Minecraft. Millions of colours are available, and to create uniquely coloured armour, you may place multiple dyes on the Crafting Table alongside the armour. On top of this, you may also dye a previously coloured armour to get a new colour.

With this kind of variety present, you can use your creativity and combine different colours to get your hands on different types of leather armour.

How to get leather armour in Minecraft?

Crafting a leather armour

You will need a total of 24 pieces of leather to craft yourself a set of leather armour, which comprises Boots (4x leather), a Tunic (8x leather), Pants (7x leather), and a Cap (5x leather). Basically, you can acquire leather easily as mob loot from cows, horses, and more. You may further craft it using 4x Rabbit Hide.

Follow the steps given below to obtain the individual items that make up the leather armour:

  • Step 1: Move towards the Crafting Table in Minecraft and open the crafting menu.
  • Step 2: Arrange the leather in a specific pattern depending on the item you are crafting. The pattern for each armour part is different, and you will have to place the leather accordingly.
  • Step 3: The armour item will be automatically crafted, and you may draw it back to your inventory.

Once you have armour, you may follow the abovementioned procedures and dye it based on your preference.

What are dyes in Minecraft?

Three dyes next to each other - Minecraft

In Minecraft, dyes are colouring agents that allow you to alter the appearance of various items, such as wool, candles, and more. You have a selection of more than 16 colours at your disposal, and the list of available dyes is as follows:

  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Cyan
  • Light Fray
  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Lime
  • Yellow
  • Light Blue
  • Magenta
  • Orange
  • White

After you receive them, you can utilise the required dyes and personalise your leather armour and other things inside Minecraft.

That’s it for the guide on how to dye leather armour. Besides this, you can further check out our guide on making candles in Minecraft and learn more about it.

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Nishant Thakkar
Nishant Thakkar
Nishant is an 18-year-old freelance writer who has been engrossed into video games since his childhood days. He has been writing and playing numerous mobile games and finds his expertise in COD Mobile, Free Fire, Minecraft and Roblox. He also loves first-person shooters like Valorant and CS:GO.