Concrete (introduced in v1.12) is a colorful and durable building material in Minecraft. It enhances the appearance of any project you undertake in your game. Best of all, the material can be crafted in up to 16 different colors and is not flammable like wool.
This article will go over the specifics of how to make colorful concrete in Minecraft Survival.
Ingredients Required for Colored Concrete
Concrete requires the following ingredients: powder, gravel, sand, and your preferred dye. Decide on the color of the material before beginning the crafting process so you can focus on finding the ingredients.
Here’s everything you need to know about creating colored concrete in Minecraft.
Gather Bones for Bonemeal for White Concrete
White colored concrete is probably the simplest to make. The first thing you’ll need is bones, which you can obtain by killing skeletons. When you use a crafting table, the more bones you have, the more bonemeal you will get. White concrete necessitates the use of bonemeal. Dyes will be required for other colors, as described below.
Kill some squid in order to obtain ink sacs for black concrete.
In Minecraft, there aren’t many places to get ink sacs, such as plants or flowers. You can either kill some squid with a wither, scour village chests, or visit a Wandering Trader.
Gather Sand and Gravel
Sand and gravel are two essential ingredients in the production of white/colored concrete. Sand can be found near beaches as well as many lakes and ponds. Gravel, on the other hand, can be found almost anywhere if you dig around. Mountains are a great source.
Make/Acquire a Water Bucket
This one may seem self-explanatory, but look for a bucket in village chests or make one on a crafting table with three iron ingots shaped into a “V.”
Fill it up by right-clicking (or pressing the corresponding gamepad button) on a non-running water source (tap on the water in PE). Water must be still (NOT running), such as at a beach pond or lake. Water is required to turn concrete powder into solid concrete.
Get Your Dyes for Colored Concrete
Plants are used to create the 16 available dyes (mostly flowers).
On a crafting table, you can mix plants (cornflower for blue dye, red rose for red dye, etc.) and other select items (ink sac for black dye, Lapiz Lazuli for blue dye, etc.) to make other colors. For example, combining one lapis lazuli (blue) and one red rose yields two purple dyes.
Smelting plants such as cactus or sea pickle can also be used to create dyes. Wandering Traders may also have dyes available to you, and you can find more in village chests. To summarize, dyes can be obtained through trading, chests, smelting, or crafting.
Making Colored Concrete in Minecraft Bedrock
Once you’ve made the concrete powders and have all of the necessary supplies, you can begin making colored concrete in Bedrock.
- Begin by laying down a crafting table, then right-clicking it (or using the equivalent function) to use it.
- To make “white concrete,” place three “bonemeal” in any location on the “crafting table.”
- To get three “white dyes,” place one “bonemeal” anywhere on the crafting table.
- To make “black concrete,” place one “black dye” in any location on the crafting table using a “ink sac” or a “wither rose.”
- To make eight “white or black concrete powder blocks,” arrange one “white or black dye,” four “sand,” and four “gravel” in any order, then skip to “Step 7.”
Return to “Step 5” and select a different “colored dye” other than white or black to make other “colored concrete powders.”
- Locate “water” or pour some on the ground with your “water bucket,” then lay the “colored concrete powder” next to or in it to create “colored concrete blocks.”
How to Make Concrete Quickly in Minecraft
Here’s how to make a large number of concrete blocks in record time:
- Arrange some concrete powder blocks in a stack.
- Place some water near them.
- Break the blocks, causing the powder to fall and quickly turn into concrete.
Making a Concrete Slab in Minecraft
Unfortunately, you can’t still build concrete slabs in the game. You can only use concrete blocks in the current version of Minecraft. Some of your slab options include the following materials:
- Oak, Spruce, Acacia, Birch, Stone, and Cobblestone
While concrete blocks are a fundamental building component in Minecraft, mastering this skill opens up a plethora of construction possibilities. You can construct stunning roofs, towers, walls, and other structures. All you have to do is gather the necessary materials and choose the perfect color; the rest will be a piece of cake.
Is concrete one of your preferred building materials? Don’t you wish Minecraft had colored concrete stairwells and slabs as well? What kinds of structures have you made with it? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
FAQs about Minecraft Colored Blocks
To turn concrete powder into concrete, you’ll need a source of water. To make a concrete block, you can place your powder near the water, use a water bucket on it, or drop it into the water.
In Minecraft, the only way to get concrete is to craft it. Once you’ve made concrete powder from various ingredients, you can use water to turn it into a concrete block.
Concrete powder blocks are the name given to cement blocks in Minecraft. There are up to 16 different types of concrete powder depending on their color. For example, you can make concrete powder blocks in purple, red, blue, or even lime.
You can’t find any concrete in your immediate surroundings. Instead, after making concrete powder and combining it with water, concrete will form in the same location where the powder was previously placed.