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Sky Coloring.png
This substance can be used to color certain items and structures.
Type Tool
Weight 0.1
Stack size 100
Single use Yes
Crafting Time 10s
Crafted in Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot
Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker
Dye Studio (Mobile).png Dye Studio Logo Mobile.svg
Crafting Yields 5 Pieces

Overview[edit | edit source]

Dye in ARK: Survival Evolved is used to make the world more colorful and to customize structures and items, including building parts, flags, armor, saddles, weapons, and even creatures (including yourself and other players). There are 25 different dyes.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Dyes are crafted in a Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.

All recipes use:

After the ingredients are placed in the cooking pot or the industrial cooker, it must be lit and allowed to cook. Each batch of ingredients cooks 5 dyes.

Tips[edit | edit source]

If you are making a specific dye using the minimum or more required berry quantities, and only want that one specific dye, do not put a combination of charcoal, gunpowder and sparkpowder, or more than 1 water unit in the pot. You may often get the specific dye you wanted, with any other dye possible from the mix, but not always. On the other side, using different kinds of ingredients may actually be preferred by players who want a certain range in colors and don't want to make the dyes separately.

For example, if you want purple, using the minimum requirements while having sparkpowder in the pot as well, you'll only get magenta. Using double the amount of berries and 2 water units will get you magenta and purple. Using multiples of the required berries and 3 water units will get you magenta, purple and red. Using 4 water units will get you blue as well. Any more water units will repeat the process for the next batch depending on how many berries are left.

Another example, using the ingredients for brown with large stacks of berries and 1 water unit while having sparkpowder in the pot as well, will only get you cyan. Using 2 water units will get you cyan and magenta. Only after using 3 water units will you get brown as well. Using 4, 5 and 6 water units will respectively add purple, orange and green to this range as the final 3 dyes. Doing this without sparkpowder and 7 water units will get you brown, purple, orange, green, yellow, red and blue dyes (in this order).

Table of Dyes[edit | edit source]

Dye Color Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Narcoberry.png Stimberry.png Charcoal.png Gunpowder.png Sparkpowder.png Hex Code
Black Coloring.png Black 15 2 #1c1c1c
Blue Coloring.png Blue 15 2 #0000ff
Brick Coloring.png Brick 12 6 1 #94321c
Brown Coloring.png Brown 6 3 9 2 #756046
Cantaloupe Coloring.png Cantaloupe 7 7 4 1 #ff9a00
Cyan Coloring.png Cyan 6 12 1 #00ffff
Forest Coloring.png Forest 7 7 4 1 #006b00
Green Coloring.png Green 9 9 2 #00ff00
Magenta Coloring.png Magenta 9 9 1 #e71cd9
Mud Coloring.png Mud 4 1 7 6 1 #463b2b
Dye Color Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Narcoberry.png Stimberry.png Charcoal.png Gunpowder.png Sparkpowder.png Hex Code
Navy Coloring.png Navy 12 6 1 #32326b
Olive Coloring.png Olive 12 6 1 #baba59
Orange Coloring.png Orange 9 9 2 #ff8800
Parchement Coloring.png Parchment 12 6 1 #ffffba
Pink Coloring.png Pink 12 6 1 #ff7be1
Purple Coloring.png Purple 9 9 2 #7b00e0
Red Coloring.png Red 15 2 #ff0000
Royalty Coloring.png Royalty 7 7 4 1 #7b00a8
Silver Coloring.png Silver 6 12 1 #e0e0e0
Sky Coloring.png Sky 12 6 1 #bad4ff
Dye Color Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Narcoberry.png Stimberry.png Charcoal.png Gunpowder.png Sparkpowder.png Hex Code
Slate Coloring.png Slate 12 6 1 #595959
Tan Coloring.png Tan 4 1 7 6 1 #ffedb2
Tangerine Coloring.png Tangerine 7 7 4 1 #ad652b
White Coloring.png White 15 2 #fefefe
Yellow Coloring.png Yellow 15 2 #ffff00

Downloadable PDF[edit | edit source]

All dye-recipes on one page as PDF-file (good for printing).

Usage[edit | edit source]

To color your items like armor, weapons, and saddles, drag the dye over the item you want to color. Items that are able to be colored highlighted green in your inventory as you drag the dye. After this a menu will open where you can select the region of the item that you want to color, each region requires one dye.

Coloring structures requires a Paintbrush.png Paintbrush or a Spray Painter.png Spray Painter.

To use the Paintbrush, place the desired color onto it. Then, you can click on the structure you want to color and again select which part of the structure you want to dye (color region). The brush contains 10 charges of the selected color, so you can paint more than one structure part with it.

The paintbrush is also used to apply war paint to tamed creatures and players, or access the save/load images functionality. See Painting for more information.

To use the Spray Painter, place the desired color into it as you do with a paintbrush. To color a structure, stand in front of it and press LMB.svg Left Click (PC), XboxOne RT.png Right Trigger (Xbox One). If you hold the alt-fire button Right Click RMB.svg(PC) and then the number keys 1-6, you can select which color region you want to dye.

If you would like to paint your creature in ARK: Mobile, you can use Potent Dust (Mobile).png Potent Dust. Take the dust, and apply a dye to it, then put it in your tame's inventory and click 'remote use item'. It will take a few applications to get the entire creature covered, as it seems to cover 1 Region at a time.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • You will need a full selection of dyes to reproduce a photograph from the in-game camera onto a canvas.
  • To remove dye use Soap.png Soap. For item drag the soap over it. For structures use the option "Use soap to remove paint" of the radial menu (E, Xbox: Y, PS4: Triangle). To remove dye from a creature use the "erase painting" button in the paint menu.

Gallery[edit | edit source]