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How to dye your clothes and armor in Breath of the Wild

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You need items and rupees

Inside Hateno Village, there’s a dye shop. You're likely to encounter it in your first several hours playing Breath of the Wild, but if you’re anything like us, you won’t be able to dye your armor or clothing because you won’t have collected what you need. In this guide, we’ll tell you what you need and save you some time (and confusion).

Where to dye your clothing and armor

Visit Sayge, who runs the Kochi Dye Shop in Hateno Village.

How to dye your clothing and armor

To dye anything, you need two things (well, 25 things, technically): 20 rupees and five items of the color you wish to dye your clothing and armor. The rupees are to pay for Sayge’s services and the items are to create the dye.

If you decide that something you’ve dyed just doesn’t work, you can ask Sayge to undo all of your changes and return clothes and armor to their original colors.

Keep in mind that some items can’t be dyed, like the Hylian tunic. Sayge will let you know if you’re wearing something with an unchangeable color.

How to dye only one piece of clothing

Every piece of clothing or armor you’re wearing — from your boots to your hat — will get dyed whatever color you choose. If you’re not into the whole monochromatic look, there’s a way you can mix and match your wardrobe’s palette.

Since the articles your wearing all get dyed, you just have to remove anything you don’t want to change colors. If you like the color of your shirt, take it off when you dye your pants. If you have your pants dialed in to your perfect shade, but your shirt isn’t working, take off Link’s pants.

With a little patience and a lot of wardrobe changes, you can customize your outfit from head to toe.

Dye ingredients

There are 15 colors of dye in Breath of the Wild, and the items required to create each of those colors differ. You’ll pick up these items pretty much everywhere — from plants to monster drops.

You’ll have to choose the items you use carefully, though, because some of them also make food or elixirs — and you can sell them for rupees.

We’ll list the ones we’re aware of below, but please know that these lists are not exhaustive.

Blue dye ingredients

  • Blue nightshade (plant)
  • Sapphire
  • Ice keese wing

Red dye ingredients

  • Apple
  • Spicy pepper
  • Hylian shroom
  • Sunshroom
  • Ruby
  • Fire keese wing
  • Red lizalfos tail

Yellow dye ingredients

  • Mighty bananas
  • Zapshroom
  • Bird egg
  • Topaz
  • Yellow chuchu jelly
  • Electric keese wing
  • Octorok eyeball
  • Hinox guts

White dye ingredients

  • Hylian rice
  • Diamond
  • White chuchu jelly
  • Silent princess (plant)

Black dye ingredients

  • Hearty truffle
  • Flint

Purple dye ingredients

  • Rushroom
  • Armoranth (plant)
  • Monster extract
  • Swift violet (plant)
  • Sunset firefly
  • Bokoblin guts
  • Octo balloon

Green dye ingredients

  • Fleet-lotus seeds (plant)
  • Stamella shroom
  • Hyrule herb
  • Restless cricket
  • Hot-footed frog
  • Lizalfos tail

Light blue dye ingredients

  • Silent shroom
  • Octorok tentacle
  • Moblin guts
  • Chuchu jelly

Navy dye ingredients

  • Luminous stone

Orange dye ingredients

  • Endura shroom
  • Swift carrot
  • Fortified pumpkin
  • Warm safflina (plant)
  • Mighty thistle (plant)
  • Courser bee honey
  • Amber
  • Keese eyeball

Peach (pink) dye ingredients

This is called peach, but it is clearly pink.
  • Wildberry
  • Hearty radish
  • Big hearty radish
  • Rock salt

Crimson dye ingredients

  • Razorshroom
  • Chickaloo tree nut
  • Tireless frog

Light yellow dye ingredients

  • Palm fruit
  • Electric safflina (plant)
  • Goat butter
  • Opal
  • Bokoblin fang

Brown dye ingredients

  • Iron shroom
  • Acorn
  • Hightail lizard
  • Hinox toenail
  • Hinox tooth

Gray dye ingredients

  • Bokoblin horn
  • Lizalfos talon
  • Moblin horn
  • Moblin fang
  • Keese wing
  • Lizalfos horn
  • Ancient spring
  • Ancient gear
  • Ancient shaft
  • Ancient core
  • Ancient spring
  • Giant ancient core