A major restoration of the first floor of the Royal Pavilion was carried out from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s.
The intention behind the restoration was to present the majority of the building as a complete Regency design, as George IV, his architect and his designers intended.
The restoration was carried out alongside major repairs to the fabric of the building, during which fragments of original decoration were found in situ. These, along with stored original items, were used as samples so that the pigments used could be identified. This was done not only to inform the restoration process, but to increase our knowledge and understanding of Regency decorative painting practice.
- Download Colour in the Regency Period: a record of the pigments that have been discovered in the Royal Pavilion. It details the objects that have been analysed and the methods used.