The game of Minecraft is primarily a game of survival, struggling against the “elements,” in the form of hostile monsters to gather the basic necessities and eventually tame at least a portion of the world to call home. This main component of the game usually has the player in drab-colored armor, iron-gray or leather brown, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can actually dye your leather armor.
Why to Dye Leather Armor ?
There are those out there wondering, “What exactly is the point of dying your armor?” Primarily it’s an aesthetic option for the player to add a little color to your wardrobe and ultimately your world, however, the mechanic isn’t purely aesthetic in nature. The ability to dye your leather armor gives you an amazing opportunity to organize. Enchantments are frequently mutually exclusive, and not every enchantment is for every situation. For example, a helmet with the Aqua Affinity enchantment and boots with the Depth Strider enchantment are fairly useless in the Nether but are invaluable in an Ocean Monument. Rather than have these armors sitting in a chest with other specialized leather armor and hovering over each piece to find the ones with the enchantments you need, you could dye the whole set the same color (blue for the above examples perhaps) to help you easily find it when you need it. Furthermore, those dyed sets of armor will look pretty snazzy on an armor stand or on your avatar.
Required Materials to Dye Leather Armor in Bedrock Edition
The following are the items that you will need to dye leather armor in Minecraft Bedrock Edition:
- Water Bucket and Cauldron
Both buckets and cauldrons are created with iron ingots
- Choose a Leather Armor
Leather armor can be found in a number of places in your Minecraft world. Nearly all chests in generated structures (Desert Temples, Jungle Temples, Abandoned Mineshafts, etc.) have a chance to generate with leather armor inside. However, it’s far more likely that you’ll get leather armor by crafting it with leather you get from cows, llamas, horses, or by crafting together rabbit pelts.
- Choose a Dye
The best sources for dye will depend upon the color you’re wanting. There are 16 different colors, most of which you can get from the various flowers and other plants you find in Minecraft. Red, yellow, orange, light gray, pink, light blue, blue, and magenta can all be obtained from easily acquired flowers. White can be obtained from bone meal, brown from cocoa beans, black from ink sacs (or wither roses if somehow you have an overabundance of those), green from smelting cactus, and lime green from smelting sea pickles. Several of these colors and the rest of the 16 colors can be obtained by crafting the above colors together with logical combinations (blue and green make teal, red and blue make purple, etc.).
Steps to Dye Leather Armor in Bedrock Edition
- Place the Cauldron
You first need to place the cauldron on the ground by selecting the cauldron in your hot bar.
- Add Water to the Cauldron
Select the water bucket from your hot bar and tap on the cauldron to fill it with water.
- Add the Dye to the Cauldron
Players can place their dye within the cauldron’s water which will change the coloration of the water.
- Dye the Leather Armor in the Cauldron
Select the leather armor and use it on the dye-filled cauldron. Doing so should dye the respective leather armor piece in the designated color. Minecraft players can repeat this process for any and all leather armor pieces that they have available.Although this can’t be applied to armor types like diamond or Netherite, applying color to leather armor provides extra customization to make up for the armor’s relative lack of protection.
If for some reason you hate the color once it’s been applied you can actually remove the dye by holding the dyed armor in your hand and right-clicking on a cauldron filled with water (for bedrock it’s important that the water be fresh, undyed water in order to remove the dye from the armor). This will lower the water level in the cauldron by 1 level and will remove all the dye from the armor you’re holding, restoring the original color.
Finally, you’re not limited to just the standard 16 dye colors. You can mix the dyes to make unique colors for your armor. To add additional colors, place your already dyed leather armor in a crafting grid and add the color of dye you’d like to mix in and it will blend the already applied color and the new color! You can even do this multiple times to make truly unique colors for all your armor
We hope that you now know how to dye leather armor in Minecraft bedrock edition. Now you can enjoy your favorite color armor in the game. So now that you know this, why don’t you use this to enhance your performance and fire up your game. All The best.