How to Craft or Buy Dyes in FFXIV: Complete Guide

How to Craft or Buy Dyes in FFXIV: Complete Guide

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Learning to craft and use dye is an essential skill in FFXIV — especially if you care about aesthetics (which, we all do).

Throughout my FFXIV journey, I’ve found myself Googling information about dyes over and over.

So finally, I collected everything in one place — for myself and for you. I hope this guide serves a valuable resource for you again and again.

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Now, here is everything you need to know about dye in FFXIV.

Basics of Using Dyes in FFXIV

All FFXIV users are familiar with the importance of dyes. These are an integral part of any character’s outlook. Be it for your character’s fashion report or simply your character plate. These are pivotal to all FFXIV player’s armor.  

Here are the number of dye recipes you have access to:

  • There are around 35 dye recipes
  • About a third of these dyes requires a Disciples of the Hand (DoHs) level 30 or more

Keep in mind these tips when crafting dyes:

  • Search for a specific dye using Ctrl+F. Some dyes are placed in a special category at the end of the list.
  • Some dyes are listed as purchasable to NPCs. A specific example of that is Unsynrael in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 6 Y: 12.3).

How Do I Dye Items in FFXIV?

To dye items in FFXIV:

  1. Right-click the item in your inventory that you want to dye. Tap X if you are using a controller.
  2. From the sub-command menu, select ‘Dye’. If you do not see ‘Dye’, that item cannot be dyed.
  3. From the pop-up modal, you can preview different dyes including dyes you do not own. Select a dye that you own that does not have a red ‘X’.
  4. Click ‘Dye’.

See below for common questions about how to buy dyes in FFXIV.

Where Can I Buy Dye in FFXIV?

Players of FFXIV can buy dyes from the following NPCs:

  • Nanabe (x:14,y:11) in Ul’dah – Steps of Thal of Ul’dah
  • Unsynrael (x:6,y:12) in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks of Limsa Lominsa
  • Alaric (x:14,y:8) in Old Gridania.

What is the Cost of Buying Dyes?

The price ranges of buying dyes on FFXIV depends on the color or rarity. Usually dyes cost anywhere in the range of 60 to 1000 Gil. 

Crafting Dye in FFXIV

See below for common questions about how to craft dyes in FFXIV.

Can I Craft a Dye in FFXIV?

Yes, you can. Crafting dyes is different from other types of crafting. To craft, you need to complete the lvl 15 Color Your World quest. To craft higher-level dyes, you must be level 30 or above in any Disciples of the Hand (DoH) class. Find the special dyes in a separate section in the Crafting Log, under ‘Special Recipes.’

How Do I Unlock the Ability to Craft Dye?

To unlock the ability to craft dye, you must complete the level 15 quest, Color Your World. This is an easy quest that shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

To complete the Color Your World quest that will allow you to craft dyes:

  1. Speak to Sweigym in Western Thanalan near the plaza of Vesper Bay (X:12 Y:13). Sweigym requests for Orange Juice.
  2. Purchase Orange Juice from the local Merchant & Mender in Western Thanalan (x25.6,y24.1).
  3. Complete the quest by going back to Sweigym.

Where Can I Get Each Dye?

Here is the complete list all of the FFXIV dyes and how to get them:

Neutral or Basic Dyes

  • Terebinth: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Snow White Dye: Ixali Vendor & Crafting
  • Ash Grey Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Goobbue Grey Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Slate Grey Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Charcoal Grey Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Soot Black Dye: Ixali Vendor & Crafting
  • Gunmetal Black Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)
  • Pearl White Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)
  • Metallic Brass Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)

Red Dyes

  • Rose Pink Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Lilac Purple Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Rolamberry Red Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Dalamud Red Dye: Crafting
  • Rust Red Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Wine Red Dye: Crafting
  • Coral Pink Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Blood Red Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Salmon Pink Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Ruby Red Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)
  • Cherry Pink Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)

Brown Dyes

  • Sunset Orange Dye: Crafting
  • Mesa Red Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Bark Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Chocolate Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Russet Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Kobold Brown Dye: Crafting
  • Cork Brown Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Qiqirn Brown Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Opo-opo Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Aldgoat Brown Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Pumpkin Orange Dye: Crafting
  • Acorn Brown Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Orchard Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Chestnut Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Gobbiebag Brown Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Shale Brown Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Mole Brown Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Loam Brown Dye: Crafting

Yellow Dyes

  • Bone White Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Ul Brown Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Desert Yellow Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Honey Yellow Dye: Crafting
  • Millioncorn Yellow Dye: Crafting
  • Coeurl Yellow Dye: Amalj’aa Vendor
  • Cream Yellow Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Halatali Yellow Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Raisin Brown Dye: Amalj’aa Vendor
  • Canary Yellow Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)
  • Vanilla Yellow Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)

Green Dyes

  • Mud Green Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Sylph Green Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Lime Green Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Moss Green Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Meadow Green Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Olive Green Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Marsh Green Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Apple Green Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Cactuar Green Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Hunter Green Dye: Ixali Vendor
  • Ochu Green Dye: Crafting
  • Adamantoise Green Dye: Kobold Vendor
  • Nophica Green Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Deepwood Green Dye: Crafting
  • Celeste Green Dye: Crafting
  • Turquoise Green Dye: Sylphic Vendor
  • Morbol Green Dye: Crafting

Blue Dyes

  • Ice Blue Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Sky Blue Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Seafog Blue Dye: Amalj’aa Vendor
  • Peacock Blue Dye: Amalj’aa Vendor
  • Rhotano Blue Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Corpse Blue Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Ceruleum Blue Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Woad Blue Dye: Crafting
  • Ink Blue Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Raptor Blue Dye: Amalj’aa Vendor
  • Othard Blue Dye: Crafting
  • Storm Blue Dye: Crafting
  • Void Blue Dye: Crafting
  • Royal Blue Dye: Ixali Vendor & Crafting
  • Midnight Blue Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Shadow Blue Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Abyssal Blue Dye: Crafting
  • Dragoon Blue Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)
  • Turquoise Blue Dye: Sold by Enie at The Firmament (X:12 Y: 14)

Purple Dyes

  • Lavender Purple Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Gloom Purple Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Currant Purple Dye: Amalj’aa Vendor
  • Iris Purple Dye: Sahagin Vendor
  • Grape Purple Dye: Sold for Gil by NPCs
  • Lotus Pink Dye: Crafting
  • Colibri Pink Dye: Crafting
  • Plum Purple Dye: Crafting
  • Regal Purple Dye: Crafting

Special Dyes

  • Pure White Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Jet Black Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Pastel Pink Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Dark Red Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Dark Brown Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Pastel Green Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Dark Green Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Pastel Blue Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Dark Blue Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Pastel Purple Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Dark Purple Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Silver Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Gold Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Red Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Orange Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Yellow Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Green Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Sky Blue Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Blue Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture
  • Metallic Purple Dye: Online Store or Retainers Venture