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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 dye

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.png Red dye 3 redberries 4,195 1,800
Orange dye.png Orange dye Red dye and yellow dye 705 6,857
Yellow dye.png Yellow dye 2 onions 2,662 1,200
Green dye.png Green dye Blue dye and yellow dye 1,343 4,227
Blue dye.png Blue dye 2 woad leaves 1,565 52
Purple dye.png Purple dye Red dye and blue dye 199 5,760

Treasure Trails

These dyes may be acquired from hard or elite Treasure Trails and can be used to dye level 90 and level 92 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.png Barrows Dye 151,022,037
Blood dye.png Blood dye 2,147,447,938
Shadow Dye.png Shadow Dye 619,314,272
Third-Age Dye.png Third-Age Dye 2,147,419,220
Ice dye.png Ice dye 977,929,429

Pink dye

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 ink

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: