Dye recipes

Dye recipes

Here you will find the possible dyes that you can make in ARK: Survival Evolved. Dyes are created in a cooking pot, like most recipes, and will result in 5 dyes for each batch of ingredients. For each of the dyes, the table below will list the individual items that you need. However all dyes also require water, so you need to put a waterskin, water jar or canteen in the cooking pot in addition to the ingredients. Also be aware that you are not using spark powder as a fuel when creating a dye of which spark powder is not an ingredient: it might result in the wrong color if you do.


Dye Color  Amarberry Azulberry  Tintoberry  Narcoberry  Stimberry  Charcoal  Gunpowder  Sparkpowder
 Black_Coloring Black       15   2    
 Blue_Coloring Blue   15       2    
 Brick_Coloring Brick     12 6       1
 Brown_Coloring Brown 6 3 9     2    
 Cantaloupe_Coloring Cantaloupe 7   7   4     1
 Cyan_Coloring-2 Cyan 6 12           1
Forest_Coloring Forest 7 7   4     1  
 Green_Coloring Green 9 9       2    
Magenta_Coloring Magenta   9 9         1
 Mud_Coloring Mud 4 1 7 6       1
 Navy_Coloring Navy   12   6       1
 Olive_Coloring Olive 12     6       1
 Orange_Coloring Orange 9   9     2    
 Parchement_Coloring Parchment 12       6   1  
Pink_Coloring Pink     12   6   1  
Purple_Coloring Purple   9 9     2    
 Red_Coloring Red     15     2    
 Royalty_Coloring Royalty   7 7 4     1  
 Silver_Coloring Silver       6 12   1  
 Sky_Coloring Sky   12     6   1  
 Slate_Coloring Slate       12 6     1
 Tan_Coloring Tan 4 1 7   6   1  
Tangerine_Coloring Tangerine 7   7 4     1  
 White_Coloring White         15 2    
 Yellow_Coloring Yellow 15         2    


Dyes can be applied in numerous ways, depending on the items you are coloring. If it is for instance a piece of armor, weapon or saddle, you can simply drag the dye in your inventory to the item and select which part you want to have colored.

In case of walls or other structures, you will need to use a paintbrush or spray painter. The paintbrush can be used by dragging a dye onto it, equipping the paintbrush and swinging it at the structure. You can use the dye in the paintbrush more than once. The spray painter can be used by dragging the dye onto it, equipping the paintbrush and aiming it at the structure you want to have painting. Then left click to open the paint menu, or use the right click (alternate attack button) together with 1-6 pressed to paint the corresponding region of the structure

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