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"Dyeing" redirects here. For information on 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, but also certain quest items.

Standard dyes Edit

Mixing dye

A player mixing two dyes.

Standard dyes can be used to dye capes and goblin mail. All of these standard dyes are sold in the Lletya seamstress shop Clothes shop map icon for 6 coins.

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

Dye colour Ingredients/dyes required GE cost Ingredients' cost
Red dye Red dye* 3 redberries 2,762 coins 2,613 coins
Orange dye Orange dye Mixture of red dye and yellow dye 632 coins 3,548 coins
Yellow dye Yellow dye* 2 onions 786 coins 98 coins
Green dye Green dye Mixture of blue dye and yellow dye 712 coins 2,281 coins
Blue dye Blue dye* 2 woad leaves 1,495 coins 306 coins
Purple dye Purple dye** Mixture of red dye and blue dye 167 coins 4,257 coins

*Aggie the witch (Draynor Village) and Ali the Dyer (Pollnivneach) make primary colours of dye for 5 coins (Aggie) or 25 coins (Ali) plus ingredients.
**A bottle of purple dye spawns south of the gap between East and West Ardougne. Very close to the Khazard Battlefield Spirit Tree, to the east, next to the bridge.

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.

Pink dye Pink dye

Black mushroom ink Edit

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.

Black mushroom ink Black mushroom ink

Whitefish Edit

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.

Whitefish Whitefish

Treasure TrailsEdit

Third age, barrows and shadow dyes may be obtained as a rare reward from hard or elite Treasure Trails. These dyes can be used to dye level 90 armour and weapons, turning them into repairable equipment.

Quests Edit

Dye is used in a number of quests:

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