I'd like to paint a pixel art mural using the Paint Roller. I would like to use a background with the least amount of texture "noise" so the colors of the pixel art stands out the most. To illustrate, here are several pre-hardmode background tiles painted sky blue:

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(cactus, dirt, mahogany, bone, mushroom, stone, wood)

Based on this limited sample, dirt walls out of everything seem to do alright:

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However this is not even close to all available walls in the game. Which wall is the most plain and makes colors the most vibrant?

  • I think that the plainest wall you can get is dirt. Sorry. But if you're looking for a constant pattern, you can look up Disc Walls. Only these have circle shapes, not squares. – VascovdEng Oct 16 '13 at 9:48
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    @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft by the same token you could close all [minecraft-redstone] questions because they are about programming rather than killing skeletons. – kotekzot Oct 16 '13 at 20:36
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    @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft perhaps if the question was about duplicating the Sistine Chapel rather than picking a block with the least amount of color variance. – kotekzot Oct 16 '13 at 20:51
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    I would still consider that off-topic as well, but you're free to take it up on meta. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Oct 16 '13 at 20:53
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    Also, this question is totally not opinion-based and can be answered with mathematics. – kotekzot Oct 17 '13 at 14:57

I would take a look at Sails, sold from the pirate.


Or possibly Boreal Wood Walls

Boreal Wood Walls

If you are not gathering mats you may want too look at Gem Walls, and Hardmode Ore Walls.

Terraria Wiki on Walls


Wood has little noise. I'd suggest that.

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    @3ventic Noise as in "visual noise". – Doktoro Reichard Jun 3 '14 at 1:39

Gemspark wall is known to be the flattest coloured wall in terraria. I'd check it out. It does have a very obvious downside

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    This answer could be improved by telling us what that obvious downside is. – Philipp May 4 '18 at 18:25

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