How to Dye Leather Armor in Minecraft

Are you looking to add a little personality to your in-game avatar? This guide will show you how to dye leather armor in Minecraft!

Items needed to dye leather armor in Minecraft. 

Dyeing leather armor - items needed

In order to dye leather armor in Minecraft, you will first need to collect a few things

  • a leather armor
  • a dye, 
  • a crafting table (for Java Edition players)
  • Cauldron (for Bedrock Edition players)

Leather armor

Like other armor types, players can craft four different armor pieces using leather – helmet, chest plate, leggings, and boots. The best way to get leather armor is by crafting them using pieces of leather. You can get leather easily by killing cows, mooshrooms, horses, mules, donkeys, llamas, and even hoglins. 


In Minecraft, you can find dyes in various places, such as chests in abandoned mineshafts or by trading with wandering traders. However, instead of trying to find dyes in loot chests, you should just craft them. You can craft dyes using various flowers found in Minecraft. 

When it comes to choosing a dye, you can use any color you like. Just keep in mind that different dyes will produce different colors on leather. For example, using white dye on leather armor will result in a lighter shade of brown.

Crafting table

Every Minecraft player has a crafting table always by their side. Even if they don’t, they can always craft one using four wooden planks of any type. Java Edition players need a crafting table to dye leather armor.


Dyeing leather armor is a little bit complicated for Bedrock Edition players. If you are on Bedrock Edition, a cauldron is a must for dyeing leather armor. You can craft a cauldron by making a U-shape out of seven iron ingots on a crafting table.

How to Dye Leather Armor in Minecraft Java Edition

Dye leather armor in Minecraft

Once you have all the necessary items, follow these simple steps to dye leather armor in Minecraft Java Edition. 

  1. Place the piece of leather armor in a crafting table. 
  2. Next, add the dye of your choice to the center slot. You can add more than one dye. The result will be a mix of added colors.
  3. Finally, add leather to another slot in the crafting table. This will result in your leather armor being dyed the color you selected. 

You can now wear your newly dyed armor with pride!

How to Dye Leather Armor in Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Bedrock Edition players will have to go through the following steps to dye leather armor in Minecraft:

  1. Place a cauldron and fill it up with armor.
  2. Add a dye to the water. You can add multiple dyes to a cauldron together to mix colors. 
  3. Douse the leather armor in the cauldron to dye it. 

As it is possible to mix multiple dyes without any limit, players can get a total of 5,713,438 unique colors on their leather armor. You can play around with dyes to discover beautiful colors. That’s all there is to it! With a little creativity, you can make some fantastic-looking leather armor in Minecraft.

How to Remove Dye from Leather Armor in Minecraft

Removing dye from leather armor in Minecraft

Sometimes, players might end up with the wrong color on their leather armor. Luckily, the dyeing process is reversible and also relatively simple to follow. You can remove dye from leather armor by dousing it in a cauldron filled with water. 

After removing dye from leather armor, you can dye it again to your choice of color. Check out our other guides to further understand and enjoy Minecraft: 

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