Grey dye is an important crafting ingredient in Minecraft that allows players to dye wool, sheep, terra cotta, banners, and more into different shades of grey. It is created by combining an ink sac and bonemeal together in a crafting table. Ink sacs are dropped by squids when killed, and bonemeal is made from bones.
The two main ingredients needed to craft grey dye in Minecraft are ink sacs and bone meal. Ink sacs are dropped by squids upon death and can also rarely be fished up. Squids spawn naturally in ocean biomes, or a squid farm can be constructed to farm them automatically. Octopuses found in oceans also drop ink sacs when killed.
Bone meal is crafted from bones which can be obtained by killing skeletons and wither skeletons. Bones can also sometimes be found in chests scattered around structures. Put a bone in the crafting grid to obtain 3 bone meal. Bonus tip: You can use bone meal to quickly grow crops and saplings!
Crafting Grey Dye
To craft grey dye in Minecraft, you'll need to combine ink sacs and bonemeal in a crafting table.
Each recipe for grey dye uses 1 ink sac and 1 bonemeal, which yields 2 grey dye. Position the ink sac and bonemeal diagonally adjacent to each other in the crafting grid. Once crafted, the 2 new grey dye will appear in the output box to the right of the 3x3 crafting grid.
With the standard recipe, it takes 1 ink sac and 1 bonemeal to produce 2 grey dye. Repeating the crafting recipe multiple times allows you to easily stockpile grey dye for crafting and decorating.
Uses for Grey Dye
Grey dye has many uses in Minecraft. You can use it to dye a number of different items grey:
- Dye sheep grey by right clicking on them with grey dye. Shear the sheep afterwards to get 1-3 blocks of grey wool. Dying sheep grey can be useful for builds that require the grey color without having to find grey sheep.
- Dye wolf collars to customize your tamed wolves to grey. This allows you to distinguish your wolves from other players' wolves.
- Craft and dye banners grey for decoration
- Dye terracotta grey for building materials and decoration
- Dye glass panes or blocks grey for modern builds
- Make grey concrete by combining grey dye with concrete powder. Concrete is useful for many builds and grey is a versatile color.
- Craft and dye grey carpets for flooring
Grey dye gives you access to the grey color for decoration and building without having to find grey sheep or wool. It allows you to customize items like sheep, wolves, and banners. Overall, it is an essential dye for accessing the grey color palette in Minecraft.
Finding More Grey Dye
Grey dye can be challenging to obtain in Minecraft since it requires both ink sacs and bonemeal. Here are some methods to find more grey dye:
Craft it yourself by combining 1 ink sac and 1 bonemeal in a crafting table to make 2 grey dye. Ink sacs are obtained by killing squid or looting underwater ruins. Bonemeal is made from bones by placing them in the crafting grid. Once you have both ingredients, arrange them properly to craft the grey dye.
Loot dungeons, desert temples, jungle temples, underwater ruins, and other structures to find grey dye. Chests in these locations have a chance to contain grey dye as loot. Explore and loot as many of these as you can to collect grey dye.
Trade with wandering traders when they spawn. Wandering traders will sometimes offer grey dye for emeralds as one of their trades. Locate wandering traders, protect them from harm, and check their trades to buy grey dye.
With enough exploration, crafting, and trading, you can stock up on plenty of grey dye in Minecraft for all your coloring needs.