Color Factory San Francisco

On our last morning in San Francisco, Topher and I spent our time at Color Factory.

As someone who spends a lot of time on Instagram, I found a lot of the colourful American’s that I follow were posting a lot of photos from something called Color Factory in LA. Curious, I took a look and it was an art installation created by Oh Happy Day that looked amazing! Unfortunately it was a ticketed only place that was all sold out.

Then all of a sudden, I noticed that it was so successful that they decided to open another one in San Francisco during September when we happened to be there on honeymoon. I signed up to the mailing list and when tickets went on sale I pounced like the colour hungry blogger that I am and scored two tickets.

One for me and one for my black metal loving, colour hating husband. Evil laughter ensued.

Topher was willing to come as it was something that was important to me but he was convinced that he wouldn’t enjoy it.

I knew I would love the place as soon as I stepped foot on these rainbow stairs. 

color factory - rainbow stairs

color factory - wall

Had we not just stuffed ourselves with beignets at Brenda’s an hour before, I would have been all over the free cookie you got when you entered. Damn delicious beignets!

color factory - monochrome

The first few rooms were more of a wander round and take pictures and selfies kind of deal and not so interactive. Unless you count the orange cheezeits I walked through while filming. Crunch, crunch, crunch.

color factory - orange

color factory - blue bubbles

color factory - disco room

This room is where the fun truly began. Giant felt tip pens. As you can see, the people before really really can’t stay inside the lines!

color factory - colouring room

I now know what feels like being a Borrower.

color factory - colouring

We both really enjoyed this ribbon installation. It just looked like a curtain on Instagram but in fact it was a giant square of ribbons that you could walk through.

color factory - ribbon wall

It was so dark in the middle that I had to turn on my flash!

color factory - lost in ribbons

color factory - neon smily

color factory - polaroid room

Topher loves confetti.

color factory - topher confetti

color factory - diane confetti

Topher actually had a great time in the confetti room making confetti angels. I learned that you shouldn’t make confetti angels without zipping up your cross body bag. Let’s say I may have accidentally brought some confetti home with me…and also dropped a little in all 3 hotels we visited afterwards! Oops.

color factory - topher and diane confetti

The giant yellow ball pit was by far our favourite room. And it was the last room too. I lost track of how long we spent in here – so many silly photos and videos. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a ball pit.

color factory - yellow ball pit

color factory - topher stuck

color factory - diane jump

color factory - topher jump

Afterwards we were given tiny ice creams and sent on our way.

color factory - ice cream

I had an amazing time – it was so fun!

I also picked up a pamphlet that explained that they had done mini installations throughout San Francisco as part of the Color Factory. We then realised that we had already seen one in Chinatown a couple of days before and had no idea there was a connection. Look below.

color factory - chinatown

I wish we’d known that before coming as it was our last day and we would have looked out for them. Oh well, I’m sure they’ll be online somewhere.

So after picking up our suitcases from the hotel, we headed back to the airport to pick up our rental car so we could head South. Stay tuned for the next chapter of our honeymoon!

Here’s where we’ve been so far:

Part 1: New York

What we ate in New York

Part 2: San Francisco

What we ate in San Francisco

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