How do I use rit dye to make turquoise color?

Updated March 23, 2017

Like many colours, turquoise comes in a variety of shades. Although certain shades of blue or green are labelled as turquoise, generally turquoise is recognised as a blue-green colour. Even though turquoise is a popular colour for clothing, jewellery and appliances, items in that colour are not always readily available. Creating the colour turquoise from Rit dye is a matter of mixing the proper colours together.

Add three gallons of warm water into your bucket.

Add one package of Royal Blue Rit dye to the water and stir until it dissolves.

Add one package of Kelly Green Rit dye to the water and stir until it dissolves. Once the colours mix, you will have turquoise.

Wet the fabric that you wish to dye and squeeze out any moisture.

Add the fabric to the turquoise dye and allow to set for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. If you are looking for a light turquoise, leave the fabric in the dye for 15 minutes.

Rinse the fabric with water then wash and dry as you normally would.


Remember, when using Rit dye, the longer you leave an item in the mixture the deeper it will be.

Things You'll Need

  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Water
  • Royal blue Rit dye
  • Kelly green Rit dye
  • Long handled spoon
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