The left image is a player making cyan dye and the right image is a tamed wolf with a cyan collar sitting in a room of green wood.

How to Make Cyan Dye in Minecraft

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It’s you’re looking to give your Minecraft base a new look, you could use Cyan Dye. This type of dye looks great if you want a cooler tone for your lair, but you can only make it from other dyes.

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    What You Need to Make Cyan Dye

    Making 2 cyan dye with 1 blue dye and 1 green dye.

    Although Cyan Dye is a secondary color, meaning it requires other dyes to be crafted, it’s still pretty easy to make. You first need to get your hands on some Blue Dye and Green Dye. If you want Blue Dye, you can place either Lapis Lazuli or a Cornflower on any crafting grid. To get Green Dye, you just need to cook some Cactus blocks in a Furnace.

    After you get those components, you can combine Blue Dye and Green Dye to get Cyan Dye. For every 1 Blue Dye and 1 Green Dye you use, you’ll get 2 Cyan Dye.

    Where to Find Lapis Lazuli, Cornflowers, and Cactuses

    The hardest out of these to find is Lapis Lazuli. To find Lapis Lazuli Ore blocks, you’ll have to mine deep underground—close to the lowest layer. Thankfully, each block of this blue ore you mine will drop from 4 to 9 pieces of Lapis Lazuli. It’s worth noting that in the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, you can use Lapis Lazuli in place of Blue Dye for some crafting recipes. Every 1 piece of Lapis Lazuli can be turned into 1 Blue Dye.

    You can reliably find Cornflowers in Plains, Sunflower Plains, Flower Forest, and Meadow biomes. Their bright blue petals are easy to spot in open green fields. Like with Lapis Lazuli, every 1 Cornflower can be converted into 1 Blue Dye.

    You can most often find Cactuses in dry biomes. As such, Desert biomes are the best place for you to begin looking. You can also find Cactuses in Badland biomes as well. They can spawn 2 or 3 blocks tall, which makes them easy to spot from a distance. For each 1 block of Cactus that you cook, you’ll get 1 Green Dye.

    What Cyan Dye Can Be Used For

    Using cyan dye to change the color of a tamed wolf's collar. The wolf is sitting in a room made of green wood.

    In terms of deciding where and why to use Cyan Dye over other dyes, consider what look you’re going for. For example, you can use Cyan Dye to enhance rooms with mostly green and blue hues. However, there are no design rules in Minecraft, so feel free to experiment to find your ideal aesthetics.

    Mobs That You Can Dye Directly

    When you have Cyan Dye in your hand, you can change the color of a few different entities without crafting.

    • You can use Cyan Dye on Sheep will turn their wool cyan
    • You can use Cyan Dye to turn the collars of tamed Cats and Wolves cyan

    What You Can Craft With Cyan Dye

    You can also craft items with Cyan Dye. It’s possible for you to use dyes in the following manners universally with all the different colors.

    • You can combine Beds with Cyan Dye to make Cyan Beds
    • You can combine Candles with Cyan Dye to make Cyan Candles
    • If you’re making Concrete Powder, you can use Cyan Dye to make Cyan Concrete Powder
    • If crafting different kinds of Fireworks, you can use Cyan Dye to make them have cyan particle effects
    • You can combine Glass blocks with Cyan Dye to make Cyan Stained Glass blocks
    • You can combine Glass Panes with Cyan Dye to make Cyan Stained Glass Panes
    • If you combine Terracotta blocks with Cyan Dye, you can make Cyan Terracotta
    • If you combine Wool blocks with Cyan Dye, you can make Cyan Wool
    • You can combine Shulker Boxes with Cyan Dye to make Cyan Shulker Boxes