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How to Make Pink Dye in Minecraft

Pink dye is one of the vibrant colorful dyes in Minecraft that players can use for decorating, crafting, and more. This in-depth guide will go over everything you need to know about obtaining and utilizing pink dye in your Minecraft worlds.

What is Pink Dye?

What is Pink Dye

Pink dye is used to dye or color certain blocks and items in various shades of pink. When crafted into a dye powder, it takes the form of a soft, light pink powder.

The hex code for pink dye in Minecraft is #FFA8B8, which produces a vibrant hot pink color.

Some key facts about pink dye:

  • Used to dye Wool, terracotta, concrete, glass, shulker boxes, and more
  • Obtained from flowers, sheep, slimes, tulips
  • Crafted using red dye and bone meal
  • One of the rarer dye colors
  • Adds pops of color and vibrance to builds and crafts

Decorating builds with pink can give a fun, exciting look. Players often use pink dye for wool building, decorating with pink terracotta or concrete, making hot pink glass windows, and more.

How to Make Pink Dye

There are several methods for obtaining pink dye in Survival Minecraft:

Crafting with Flowers

Combining red dye and bone meal is one of the most common pink dye recipes:

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The red dye comes from:

  • Roses – Found in forests and flower forests
  • Poppies – Found in many biomes, especially plains and forests
  • Tulips – Red tulips found in plains and flower forest
  • Beetroot – Found as a crop in villages and can be farmed

Use shears on the flowers to get more efficient dye drops.

Bone meal comes from bones obtained by killing skeletons and withers skeletons. A Looting III enchanted sword will maximize bone drops.

You can also substitute red dye for pink tulip petals:

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Pink tulips are generated in flower forests and occasionally plains. Shears are effective on them, too.

Shearing Pink Sheep

Natural pink sheep have a slight chance of spawning in:

  • Flower forests
  • Ice spikes
  • Extreme hills

When sheared, they drop 1-3 pink wool:

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Smelt or smoke the pink Wool in a furnace/smoker to get 1 pink dye per Wool.

You can create a renewable pink dye farm by finding 2 pink sheep and breeding them with wheat. Separate the baby sheep and breed them once grown.

A large pen with 10-15 pink sheep will allow frequent shearing and dye crafting.

Killing Pink Slimes

In swamps at night, there is a small chance for a pink slime to spawn:

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Equipping Looting III on a sword will maximize slimeball drops when killing them.

Explore swamps only at night and kill all slimes you see for a chance at pink ones. Large slimes split into smaller ones when killed, dropping more slimeballs.

Smelting/Smoking Pink Tulips

In addition to crafting, pink tulips can be smelted/smoked to produce pink dye:

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Finding in Dungeon Chests

The pink dye can sometimes spawn as a loot item in underground dungeon chests. Explore and loot dungeons in your world for a chance at some.

Biome Tips for Finding Pink Dye

Biome Tips for Finding Pink Dye

Certain biomes are ideal for obtaining natural pink dye materials:

  • Flower Forest – Spawns pink and red tulips, roses, pink sheep
  • Plains – Red/pink tulips, poppies, roses
  • Swamp – Slimes for pink slimeballs at night
  • Ice Spikes – Higher pink sheep spawn rate
  • Extreme Hills – Increased pink sheep spawns

Exploring these biomes will yield better results when hunting the various pink dye ingredients.

Mixing Custom Pink Shades

The pink dye can be combined with other dye colors to create unique shades of pink:

  • Light Pink – Pink dye + bone meal or white dye
  • Pastel Pink – Pink dye + light gray dye
  • Hot Pink – Pink dye + red dye
  • Dark Pink – Pink dye + purple or magenta dye

Experimenting with dye mixing can produce a spectrum from pastel to neon pink shades!

Uses and Applications for Pink Dye

Pink dye has a multitude of decorative uses when applied to different build materials:

  • Pink Wool – Used for carpets, banners, beds, pixel art, and more
  • Pink Terracotta – Great for pink walls, floors, and terracotta patterns
  • Pink Concrete – Smooth modern pink concrete builds and structures
  • Pink Glass – Colorful glass windows, panes, and pink glass buildings
  • Pink Glazed Terracotta – Applied to decorative glazed blocks for patterns
  • Pink Shulker Boxes – Color code storage shulker boxes

Some specific build ideas that look great with pink dye:

  • Pink wool roofing on houses
  • Hot pink glass skyscraper towers
  • Pastel pink castle walls and floors
  • Vibrant pink concrete modern city
  • Pink terracotta Wild West downtown
  • Pink and white wool pixel art creations
  • Gradient pink glass greenhouse windows
  • Underwater Hot Pink nightclub with pink glass

The possibilities are endless when building with pink!

Other Dye colors in Minecraft

Dye colors in Minecraft

Here is a summary of how to make other dye colors in Minecraft:

White Dye: Made from Bone Meal, Obtained by crushing bones from skeletons and wither skeletons

Orange Dye: Made from Orange Tulips, Found naturally in flower forests and plains

Magenta Dye: Made from 2 Lilac, 2 Azure Bluets, or 2 Allium Flowers found in forests and plains

Light Blue Dye: Made from 2 Blue Orchids, Generated naturally in swamp and forest biomes

Yellow Dye: Made from Dandelions or Sunflowers, Both found commonly in plains, forests and most biomes.

Lime Dye: Made from Sea Pickles, Found naturally in warm ocean biomes

Gray Dye: Made from Ink Sacs, Dropped by Squids when killed

Light Gray Dye: Made from 2 Azure Bluets, Oxeye Daisies, or White Tulips, Found in plains and forest biomes

Cyan Dye: Made from 2 Cyan Flowers, Cyan flowers found in swamps

Purple Dye: Made from 2 Purple Orchids Found in the swamp and dark forest biomes

Blue Dye: Made from Lapis Lazuli, Mined from lapis ore underground

Brown Dye: Made from Cocoa Beans, Obtained by breaking fully grown cocoa plants

Green Dye: Made from Cactus, Obtained by breaking cacti in deserts

Red Dye: Made from Poppies, Roses, Red Tulips, and Beetroot, Found commonly in forests, plains, village crop fields

Black Dye: Made from Wither Roses, Obtained by killing mobs with the Wither in Java Edition

In summary, dyes come from flowers, plants, ores, and mobs found naturally throughout various Minecraft biomes. Mixing dyes can produce additional color shades.

Pink Dye FAQs

Here are some common questions about pink dye:

Q. What is the hex code for pink dye in Minecraft?

The hex code is #FFA8B8, which produces a bright, vibrant, hot pink color.

Q. Is pink dye rare in Minecraft?

Yes, pink dye is one of the rarer dyes since the sources (pink sheep, slimes) don't spawn very often.

Q. What blocks can't be dyed pink in Minecraft?

The pink dye won't work on wood, ores, stone, dirt, sand, etc. Only certain craftable blocks can be dyed.

Q. What's the difference between pink and magenta dye?

Magenta is more purple, while pink is much brighter, closer to hot pink.

Q. How can I get pink dye quickly in survival?

Finding a flower forest for pink tulips and sheep is the easiest early game method. Building a pink sheep farm provides renewable dye.


Pink dye is a fun way to add vibrant pops of color to almost any Minecraft build. It creates lots of decorative potential, from pink concrete castles to hot pink nightclubs. Obtain it from flowers, sheep, slimes, or tulips, and start dyeing your Minecraft world pink today!




Michael Reddy is a tech enthusiast, entertainment buff, and avid traveler who loves exploring Linux and sharing unique insights with readers.