A Pop of Color: What It’s Like Inside Color Factory

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I’m so excited to share this trip with you and show you what it’s like inside Color Factory, a  fun, colorful, pop-up art exhibit in San Fransisco. I had heard about Color Factory through several friends and desperately wanted to go there, especially after seeing it all over social media. Apparently, everyone else had the same idea.

I thought that my dreams of seeing what it’s like inside Color Factory would always be just that…dreams, but, some dreams do come true! My little heart couldn’t contain the joy it felt when I heard that they were extending the pop-up for two more months. I fought my way to the online checkout the day that tickets went on sale and, through some kind of miracle, I came away with tickets before the Eventbrite site crashed! I think it was well worth the heart attack the whole process gave me.

 

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I was so excited to start planning my adventure to finally experience what it’s like inside Color Factory with my wonderful friend and photographer Kyra. Obviously, the first thing I had to figure out was what to wear! I wanted to be able to photograph well with everything in the exhibit and not clash. I’m a fashionista, would you expect anything less? I decided to go the all black route because I’m ME and I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d be getting into, so I erred on the side of caution. Looking back, I think lots of white would’ve been a great pop in photos or even wearing something funky and colorful. 

Once that decision was made, there was another tiny problem, how we were going to get there. Kyra is terrified of bridges and I’m so scared of driving in San Francisco– those HUGE hills!! No, thank you! Both of us had always managed to find a way around it ‘till now and we were brainstorming how we were going to get there. Thankfully a friend who happened to be going saved us from certain death and drove. I know, we’re pathetic.

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After weeks of anticipation, the time finally came for me to head to San Francisco to see first hand what it’s like inside Color Factory! The Color Factory was a beautiful beacon of color as we pulled up to it and I couldn’t wait to get inside. Once I was inside Color Factory, I descended down this very cool striped staircase, which reminded me of Dorothy and her yellow brick road, and I knew I was in for a treat. I was first greeted by a wall full of scratch and sniff squares with both yummy and weird scents, like “your grandmother’s perfume” which was spot on. I felt like I was finally living out a version of my Willy Wonka dream minus the licable wallpaper bit!

 

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As I wandered around the different colored rooms inside Color Factory, each one designed by a different artist, I was totally inspired by their creativity. They used so many types of materials, textures, usage of light, and props that made you feel like a big kid. I would have to say that my two faves were the “Blue Room” and the “Black and White Room”.

 

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But wait, there’s more… a second floor! Before I could even make my way up there, I had to check out the bathrooms because everyone knows that the bathrooms in these establishments are always cool. I wasn’t disappointed! The poop jokes were plentiful and there was a little ego boost awaited you in the mirror as you left. I love it when attention is paid to even the smallest detail, it makes all the difference!

 

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The rainbow hallway was another favorite of mine. It was so well done and full of beautiful lighting and textures; I kind of want one of my own. After the colorful hallway, came the room of confetti. Lots and lots of confetti. Like, seriously, so much confetti. Lets just say it was the wrong day to wear a bodysuit! Sadly, none of these photos came out, but I had a blast throwing confetti around and that’s what counts.

 

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The final stop of our adventure was the “Yellow Room”, where we were greeted with a huge ball pit, sassy sayings all over, and the cutest mini ice cream treats. Yellow really is the happiest color!

 

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I had such a great time there! I left loving life and was full of inspiration. I’m so glad I got to visit this awesome pop-up and see what it’s like inside Color Factory exhibit. If you didn’t get a chance to visit, I hope that this little peek at what it’s like inside Color Factory was fun for you!

Have you been inside Color Factory? I want to hear what your favorite part of the exhibit was!

22 Comments

  1. Jen on October 30, 2017 at 9:49 am

    What a fun place to visit! Love that you wore all black to let the venue really shine in your photos!
    xo Jen from http://www.styleinshape.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks so much Jen! It was such a fun time being able to visit Color Factory while it’s here. I’m happy you like my choice of head to toe black, it’s kind of my fave : ) Hope you’re having a great week xx

  2. sindyspencer on October 30, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I’m sooo jealous!!! I’ve always wanted to go!!!

    xoxo, sindyspencer
    https://sindyspencer.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      I was seriously so lucky to get tickets to the pop-up!! I hope my photos can help you feel like you’re there and tie you over ’till you get to go yourself! I hope you’re week is going well. Thanks for reading xx

  3. fellybee on October 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Omg what a cute place! I want to go!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Isn’t it adorable?! I think the mini ice cream was one of my favorite bits : ) I hope you get a chance to go someday! Have a beautiful week xx

  4. Dafrastar on October 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    OMG I went there and I had the best time! I also had to get tickets after they extended it, and I had to go on a random Monday afternoon because weekends sold out within minutes. I felt super claustrophobic in the balloon room, and I felt pretty saucy on the red stairs 😀 overall may favorite rooms were the confetti and disco rooms! So glad to read this post, it takes me back!

    https://dafrastar.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      It was absolute madness!! I think I got to the checkout three times for different dates and it’d say “tickets are no longer available”. I finally picked a Friday because I was afraid of them completely selling out! I’m so happy you were able to go : ) The red stairs were the coolest, I felt like I should be in Amsterdam or something! haha. Hope you’re having a wonderful week xx

  5. fashncurious2 on October 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

    This looks like so much fun! I love color! https://fash-n-curious.com/

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      You’re totally right in thinking this was fun!! I loved experiencing all the rooms and colors, it made my little heart happy : ) I’m so happy you stopped by! I hope you have a fabulous week xx

  6. shannon silver on October 31, 2017 at 10:38 am

    OMG I ;ve been wanting to come here for the disco room – so jealous you got tix!! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      I seriously don’t know how I managed it!! It was a MIRACLE!!! The disco room was so much fun, they were play Justin Timberlake in there haha. I wish you could go and dance your heart out! Have a lovely week Shannon xx

  7. Samantha on October 31, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    OMG each pic is cooler than the last! Looks like such a fun experience!

    Sam
    https://www.lifeandmessyhair.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      You’re so sweet, thank you Sam! I had a blast taking photos and wish I would’ve taken even more. I’m so happy you enjoyed them! I hope you’re having a fantastic week xx

  8. Stephanie on November 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    How fun!!! I’m so jealous of your adventures. You looked fabulous! – Stephanie | http://www.theborrowedbabes.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you so much, girlie!! It was a blast : )

  9. Anna Smith on November 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    This is SO fun, what a great idea for a weekend adventure!

    xo Anna Elizabeth
    https://www.lifestylebyannaelizabeth.com/

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you Anna! I’m glad you enjoyed my adventure. I wish I could go do it all over again!

  10. thineccentric on November 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    This is so cool! Awesome photos!

    XO – http://www.lydialouise.com/

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you very much! It was so hard to pick which ones to post. There were so many awesome parts that I wanted to share!

  11. Jana on November 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    oh wow! This looks really awesome! I’ve seen it on social media but wondered what it was all about! Looks like a really fun day! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com1

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Ya, it kind of took over social media! haha Hopefully you got an idea of what it’s all about. It was definitely an awesome time of fun and inspiration!

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