How to Make A Purple Dye in Minecraft

Minecraft is an open-world sandbox game where players can build, explore and craft anything they can imagine. The game has no specific goals to achieve, allowing gamers to play in whatever way they want.

One of the most popular features in Minecraft is dyeing items. There are many different types of dyes that you can make, but what do you do if you don’t know what colors to mix? This guide will show you how easy it is to create a purple dye in Minecraft.

Let’s dive right in.

What will you need to make purple dye in Minecraft?

To make purple dye in Minecraft, you will need one red dye and one blue dye or one lapis lazuli.

How to Make Purple Dye in Minecraft

The easiest recipe to craft a purple dye is by combining one blue dye and one red dye. If you already have them, open your inventory. In the 2×2 crafting grid, place one red dye in the first grid and one blue dye in the second grid. You will get two purple dyes.

How to Make a Purple Dye in Minecraft using Red and Blue Dye

The second method to make a purple dye is by combining one red dye and one lapis lazuli, but forget about it. The lapis lazuli ore, which is an ore to mine a lapis lazuli, is one of the rarest resource in Minecraft, so it’s not worth the effort.

How to Make a Purple Dye in Minecraft using Red Dye and Lapis Lazuli
You can also combine red dye and lapis lazuli to make a purple dye.

Since blue dye is much easier to get, I always prefer the first method. Furthermore, both methods will give you the same amount of purple dye, though.

Minecraft Purple Dye Recipe from Lapis Lazuli and Red Dye
Combining lapis lazuli and red dye
Minecraft Purple Dye Recipe from Blue and Red Dye
Combining blue dye and red dye

If you don’t know how to craft a blue dye, red dye, or lapis lazuli, read the guide below:


In order to successfully craft a purple dye, you can place the blue dye and the red dye anywhere in the grid. You don’t have to follow the exact same pattern like me. Placing the item anywhere in the grid will work.

How to get a purple dye using give command?

Another method to get a purple dye in Minecraft is by using a Give Command.

Before running the Give Command, open the chat window first. After that, type the suitable command according to your Minecraft version and press enter.

If you’re running Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) higher than version 1.13, here’s the command:

/give @p purple_dye 1

If you’re running Minecraft Windows 10 Edition higher than version 1.16.0, here’s the command:

/give @p purple_dye 1 0

If you’re running Minecraft Windows 10 Edition lower than version 1.14.0 or Java Edition (PC/Mac) lower than version 1.12, here’s the command:

/give @p dye 1 5

What can you do with purple dye?

There are many uses of purple dye in Minecraft. Just like other dyes, the primary use is to give color to other items such as sheep, magenta dye, leather pants, and so on. Below are some of the uses of purple dye:

  • Make purple wool
  • Stain glass to purple
  • Make purple terracotta
  • Make purple concrete powder
  • Make purple firework star
  • Make magenta dye
  • Paint a house
  • Make purple candle
  • Make dyed leather cap
  • Make dyed leather tunic
  • Make dyed leather pants
  • Make dyed leather boots
  • Make banners