Minecraft: Lime Dye [Complete Guide]

Get familiar with each and every detail of Lime Dye in Minecraft.

Minecraft Lime Dye guide
Minecraft Lime Dye guide

Lime Dye does not have any beneficial properties but only creates some color variations of a few things in Minecraft. Here is our extensive guide 

Key Takeaways

  • Lime Dye is an item that holds the property of applying colors on blocks and other various items.
  • Trading, Smelting, and Crafting are the methods for receiving this item. A Trader can sell you Lime Dye for 1 Emerald. You can smelt Sea Pickles to gain some dye. Lastly, you can use green and white dye to craft it.
  • Other than giving items the color effect, you can trade lime dyes to get emeralds from Traders. Using the Lime Dye, you can also craft a few things and blocks.

Lime Dye In Minecraft

Lime Dye was added to Minecraft in version 1.2.0, and it was of no particular use on its release. An obsolete item just to acquire so you can store it for later use until it gains any specialty.

As the new versions were released for Minecraft, this item started providing adequate service. Although it can be applied in various crafting, its purpose remained the same over time: to apply Green Color on the targeted item or block. Other than providing a color variant, it can be used for crafting a block that holds the property of its color alike.

How To Obtain Lime Dye

There are countable ways to find Lime Dye in Minecraft. These methods are basic and don’t involve any hard-working behavior. It is to say that Lime Dye does not hold any valuable traits that can help you with your survival. Overall, there are three particular approaches to getting Lime Dye in Minecraft.


First, work to get emeralds and become eligible to trade with Villagers. In the case of Lime Dye, you need to find Wandering Traders, as only they can offer a trade of this item. This is a convenient way of obtaining Lime Dyes in Minecraft.

All you need in this method is an ounce of luck finding the emeralds. Occasionally, you can take a gander through our complete best ways to get Emeralds in Minecraft. Moreover, another amazing factor of this trade is that it only requires one emerald and grants you 3 Lime Dyes.


Lime Dye from smelting
Method of Smelting

This is a method that requires the player to take interest in exploring the open world of Minecraft. All you need is to craft a furnace and find the Sea Pickles. Although preparing a furnace does not put you up to any challenging task.

Instead, finding the Sea Pickle can leave you in quite the pickles if you do not spawn at the biome of the Coral Reef. This biome generates the Sea Pickle on top of the Coral Blocks in the ocean’s depths. The Desert Village can also contain this item (the Sea Pickle). Another way of getting Sea Pickle is by handing over two emeralds to Wanderer Trader.

An interesting factor to know about the behavior of Sea pickles is that they grow in counting when you apply Bone Meal to them. This way, you can multiply your gain for this item as it will benefit Exp-related stat.

Once you have gathered a few Sea Pickles, throw them in the furnace and light it up. Each sea pickle will hand over 1 Lime Dye and produce the Exp point equivalent to 0.2 for each time the item is smelted.


Crafting the Lime Dye
Craft Lime Dye

Everything is obtainable in Minecraft by following the item’s crafting recipe. If none of the above methods suit your interest, get to the basics and start crafting. As for the Lime Dye, crafting it will not be much of a hassle.

Two ingredients come into play: Green Dye and White Dye if you use Java Edition. For the Bedrock Edition, you need Green Dye and Bone Meal.

Green Dye can be found in a chest located in the Desert Village. However, relying on the chance to collect this item would be worth it. You should destroy the Cactus Plants, which will provide you with Green Dye once the Cactus is Smelted. The Exp from smelting Cactus is 1 point for Java Edition and 0.2 points for the Bedrock Edition. A Wandering Trader can give you 3 Green Dye in exchange for an emerald.

The Bone Meal is obtainable by slaying the Skeletons or Fishes and picking up the Bones they left as loot. Then using bones, you can create the Bone Meal. Later, you can craft White Dye from the Bone Meal and use it to create Lime Dye. The Lily of the Valley flower can also create Lime Dye.

Uses Of Lime Dye

Use of this item does not grant the players any stat benefit. Rather, it is only for applying the theme of your choice. This is also why obtaining this item and its ingredients is pretty effortless to find or gather. As for the current version of Minecraft, Lime Dye has few uses in particular.

Applying Color

Used for applying color
Applying lime color

The most widespread use of Lime Dye is its capability to dye other items. Simply a green color variant for your blocks and items. The list of these items contains:

  • Apply the Lime Dye on a Candle to make it appear in a lime shade.
  • Lime can paint the Beds. A White Bed can only be painted as other color variants in the Java Edition. As for the Bedrock Edition, any colored bed can be painted with lime.
  • You can craft lime carpets by placing the Lime Dye in the middle and filling the Crafting Table with White Carpets. The result will yield 8 Lime Carpets.
  • Dye the Shulker Box of any color with lime.
  • Lime can be applied on Wool of any color in the Bedrock Edition. As for the Java Edition, you can only dye the White Wool as a lime color.
  • This item’s effect can also be applied to animals. You can dye a Sheep’s wool as lime, and upon shearing the wool, you can get 1 – 3 blocks of Lime Wool. Likewise, Lime Dye can be applied to pet Dogs and Cats to change the color of their collars.
  • You can dye the set of Leather Armor.
  • You can also change the color of text written on signs.
  • The color of water stored in the cauldron can be changed for only Bedrock Edition.

Banners can be painted with various patterns using Lime Dye in Loom block. A Banner can hold various variations regarding the designs that can be painted on it. To learn creating multiple designs on a banner, you can follow the YouTube guide for creating slime designs on a banner.

Trading With Lime Dye

This item can also be used for trading purposes. Shepherd Villagers make the trade of Lime Dyes. However, this trade is only beneficial in stats if done to acquire the lime dye and not to sell it. You can sell 12 lime dyes and get an emerald in return. The chance of this trade is 20% for a Journeyman-level trader.

Use Lime Dye For Crafting

Crafting of blocks and items
Lime Dye for Crafting

While using Lime Dye in Minecraft, you can create items and blocks. Although, these items do not differ from one that already exists. These will be just the color variations for those crafted items.

Craftable items:

  • Lime Concrete Powder
  • Firework Star
  • Stained Glass and Stained Glass Plane with lime color
  • Lime Terracotta
  • Lime Balloon and Lime Glow Stick for the Bedrock Edition exclusively.

Final Words

The dye feature is to relish your craft and make it look charming. These minor diversions make the game entertaining and look more immersive. Furthermore, Minecraft will keep updating while adding new items to enhance the players’ experience.

This way, players can keep themselves entertained and take time to get familiar with the current mechanics and features of the game. At the same time, the developers will have time to work on the new ones.

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