Dyes are special crafting materials needed for item customization.
They are primarily used for:
- Crafting Paintbrushes or Furniture Brushes at a Paint Station, for customizing walls and floors, furniture, storage items, or workstations.
- Changing the color of objects at a Dyeing Station, including tools, clothing, hair, and animals.
To remove color from a dyed item, place it in a Dyeing Station along with a Water Bucket.
Types of Dyes
There are three types of dyes: two solid colour sets and a handful of patterns:
The default dye set can be crafted (see below), and gives items bright primary colours.
Void and patterned dyes can only be purchased from Malu for 500 after completing the quest "Dyeing for a Shop". Void dyes come in the same colours as regular dyes except black, and give items a darker metallic look.
Galaxy, Waterfall, and Water dyes give items special patterns.
Almost all craftable dyes require colored Dandelions as an ingredient. Rare-colored Dandelions can only only be found on the Outer Islands. Honey Island (see: Detailed Map) is recommended, as it spawns the most variety of colors throughout the year. It is also the easiest to reach using only a glider.
Colors and Materials