The Royal Pavilion: Strolls in exotic gardens

It is worth having a closer look at the glorious Chinese export wallpaper that was painstakingly removed from the Royal Pavilion’s Saloon by experts Allyson and Andrew McDermott last November. The six large panels are a remarkable survival from the … Continued

Colour in the Royal Pavilion

Why were the original interiors of the Royal Pavilion so brightly coloured? Clear tints of primary colours were in vogue in the early 19th century. The fashion for this colourful palette distinguished the Regency period from the pale neo-classical decorations favoured by … Continued

Blue in the Royal Pavilion

In the 1820s the writer Richard Sickelmore described the newly finished Royal Pavilion interiors as ‘a splendour of light and colour’. George’s eccentric tastes and spending habits help explain the particularly exuberant use of colours in high saturation.  Pigments found … Continued