Colorful Tools mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

Ever wonder why leather armor was the only customizable item in Minecraft?  McElhinneyJ apparently has, and has come to the rescue with the Colorful Tools mod.  You can further customize your appearance with this mod and stand out from the crowd.




The functionality of this mod is simple: place a weapon or tool in the center of a crafting table, and place a dye to the right of it.  Tools can be dyed multiple times to change their appearance even further.  There is a known bug in this mod that sometimes fails to yield a colored item, but this can be corrected by simply placing the item back in the crafting grid.


That’s just about it – this mod is simple and gracefully accomplishes what it intended.  There isn’t much left to say, so if you want colorful tools, give it a try!


How to install Colorful Tools for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Colorful Tools from Curse Forge.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.


While this mod is a great addition to the game, I am still waiting for the ability to “dye” metal armor!  What items/objects in-game do you think would be interesting to dye?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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