"Dyeing" redirects here. For dying in-game, see Death (mechanic).

Dye exists in only seven hues, plus black mushroom ink and whitefish. Dye is used to colour items, most commonly capes and other equipment, but also certain quest items.

Types of dyeEdit

Standard dyes can be used to dye capes and goblin mail. All of these standard dyes are sold at Lletya Seamstress, run by Oronwen in Lletya, for 10 coins each. Aggie in Draynor Village and Ali the dyer in Pollnivneach will make these dyes for the player if they are brought certain ingredients.

Two primary colours (red, blue or yellow) can be mixed with each other to produce a secondary colour (orange, green or purple).

Dye Ingredients GE cost Ingredient cost
Red dye Red dye 3 redberries 1,755 1,575
Orange dye Orange dye Red dye and yellow dye 475 3,379
Yellow dye Yellow dye 2 onions 1,624 148
Green dye Green dye Blue dye and yellow dye 571 4,364
Blue dye Blue dye 2 woad leaves 2,740 452
Purple dye Purple dye Red dye and blue dye 245 4,495

Treasure TrailsEdit

These dyes may be acquired from hard or elite Treasure Trails and can be used to dye level 90 armour and weapons, turning them into repairable equipment. This process is irreversible, the dye is used up in the process, and the dyed versions of equipment become permanently untradeable unless killed for them in a combat area in which the item will drop a broken version and the dye will not drop, only the item that was dyed.

Dye Price
Barrows Dye Barrows Dye 184,740,096
Blood dye Blood dye 2,147,368,889
Shadow Dye Shadow Dye 853,041,134
Third-Age Dye Third-Age Dye 2,127,363,405
Ice dye Ice dye 865,513,612

Pink dyeEdit

Pink dye is members-only and can be bought from Betty in the Magic Shop in Port Sarim for 20 coins, after you have completed The Hand in the Sand quest. It can be made during the quest by using redberries and white berries with a special vial of water.

Pink dye can be used to create a pink cape, craft a pink origami balloon and to make pink goblin mail.

Black mushroom inkEdit

Black mushroom ink is members only and player made during the Shadow of the Storm, Land of the Goblins, and The Golem quests. It can be used to dye capes, desert robes, goblin mails, origami balloons, and the Silverlight sword.


A whitefish is required to get the "bleach" to obtain the "blank colour" white. However, the "bleach" itself is not received as an item and it only colours goblin mail, to obtain white goblin mail, for use during the Land of the Goblins quest.


Dye is used in a number of quests: