Last week, we checked out the The Color Factory, a pop up art and color experience in downtown San Francisco. It's an instagramer's paradise where you can explore a blue room filled with blue balloons, a green room where you can write on the walls, rainbow rooms filled with macarons to taste, a studio filled with falling confetti, a room filled with disco balls, a life-sized lite brite (remember those?), and more.
What we loved about it: So much color! you can't help but feel delighted by high energy pigments. The best part was the yellow room where everyone could jump into a big yellow ball pit, take photos, and rekindle their inner 12-year-old.
What was left to be desired: As much as it was fun to take photos and act like playful kids, we wished there had been a greater educational element, more closely aligned to what you might see in a real museum. There is SO much to be said about color - the history of it, the uses, and more. We hope the expand on this in the future to give the exhibit a little more depth.
The verdict? A little pricier than we think it should be, but it's worth it. The Color Factory is closing soon, so go while you can! Go with your friends or family - it's a great way to connect whimsically together.
Can't make it to The Color Factory?
Here are some great color-related books recommended by Megan:
- The Secret Lives of Color
- Color: A Natural History of the Palette
- The Brilliant History of Color in Art
- Coloring Books for Grown-Ups
- Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns
Scenes From The Color Factory: