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How Do You Dye Leather Armor In Minecraft? [Java/Bedrock Edition]

Ever wondered how to have customized armor sets with different colors? Keep on reading this article to find out how to dye your leather armor sets in Minecraft!

Published on Nov 29, 2022
How Do You Dye Leather Armor In Minecraft? [Java/Bedrock Edition]

As we all know, Minecraft is a vast and infinite sandbox game where you can spend all your time to build awesome projects and be creative on a lot of things. A lot of items can be customized in the game itself.

These items include: Leather Armor, Balloons, Banners, Beds, Blocks (Concrete Powder, Wooden Signs, Stained Glass and Glass Panes, Wool, Terracotta), Firework Stars, Shulker Boxes, and the collars of tamed Dogs or Cats.

You can use dyes to easily change the color of these items. There are currently 16 available colors of dyes in Minecraft that you can customize these items with. Here are all the available dye colors in Minecraft:

  • White Dye/Bone Meal
  • Red Dye
  • Orange Dye
  • Pink Dye
  • Yellow Dye
  • Lime Dye
  • Green Dye
  • Light Blue Dye
  • Cyan Dye
  • Blue Dye/Lapis Lazuli
  • Magenta Dye
  • Purple Dye
  • Brown Dye
  • Gray Dye
  • Light Gray Dye
  • Black Dye/Ink Sac

Gathering The Materials Needed To Dye Leather Armor

First of all, you need to gather all the materials needed to dye leather armor. Some of these items are for the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft only. Here is the list of all the items needed to dye leather armor:

  • Leather Armor (Leather Cap, Leather Tunic, Leather Pants, Leather Boots)
  • Dye (Any color of your choice)
  • Cauldron [Bedrock Edition]
  • Bucket (with water) [Bedrock Edition]

How To Obtain Leather Armor

Obtaining Leather Armor is the most crucial step in this process. You can get a full armor set by trading for them from a Leatherworker villager. However, the full set can be expensive, costing a lot of emeralds.


If you do not want to spend your precious emeralds, you can always craft a Leather Armor set. A full set of Leather Armor takes around 24 leather to craft. Leather can be obtained from killing Cows, Mooshrooms, Horses, Mules, Donkeys, Llamas, and Rabbits.

Note: Rabbit Hide can be used to craft Leather. Combine 4 Rabbit Hides in a 2 by 2 crafting pattern to get 1 piece of Leather.

Dye Leather Armor in Minecraft: Java Edition

After gathering the materials needed, follow these steps to dye a leather armor in Minecraft: Java Edition:

  1. Get all your Leather Armor that you want to dye a certain color. You can obtain if from the Leatherworker villager, or you can craft it using your own leather supply.
  2. Once you got them all ready, get the color of dye you want and ready it in your inventory.craft dye
  3. Place the piece of leather armor and the dye color in the crafting table grid or in your inventory crafting grid.dye armor
  4. Get the resulting item in the right-hand slot. The dyed Leather Armor is now ready to be worn.

Dye Leather Armor in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

The Leather Armor dyeing process is quite different in the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft. You will need to have a cauldron as well as a bucket filled with water.

  1. Get all your Leather Armor that you want to dye a certain color. You can
    obtain if from the Leatherworker villager, or you can craft it using
    your own leather supply.
  2. Craft a cauldron.craft cauldron
  3. Place it down where you want it to be. It is recommended to place it where you can use it again and again if you want to dye a lot of leather armor pieces.
  4. Get the iron bucket filled with water and right-click on the cauldron to fill it up with water. Leaving it outside and letting rain collect on it will eventually fill the cauldron up with cauldron
  5. With the dye color of your choice in hand, right-click on the cauldron. This will add dye to the water inside the cauldron.
  6. Finally, select the piece of leather armor you want to dye in your hot bar. Right-click on the cauldron with dye.
  7. This will dye the leather armor with your color of choice. Thus, you finally have a dyed Leather Armor which is ready to be worn.

Pro Tip: You can also dye Leather Horse Armor with any color of your choice! This will enable you construct a kingdom or faction with a specific color theme in mind.

leather horse armor
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