Color Factory San Francisco

So, it’s a casual July weekend, and we’re out to brunch in Chicago. I’m scrolling through Instagram (naturally), and my eyes land upon a colorful post by @ohhappyday. It turns out that an incredible pop up was in the midst of being created. After checking out the website, I knew we had to book tickets to Color Factory San Francisco. Given that our June trip to the Bay Area was way too short, an August getaway was definitely in order!

Color Factory San Francisco Tickets

After a delayed Friday night flight, we landed at SFO in the wee hours of the next morning. Thankfully, our Saturday tickets to Color Factory San Francisco weren’t until 11:30am. We initially booked that time thinking that we could shoot some other blog posts around the city during the morning. Needless to say, that didn’t happen – lol. We were both completely exhausted, even after two cups of coffee. Thankfully, when our car neared the the pop up (located near Union Square), all of my fatigue disappeared. From the second you see the colorful striped exterior, your mood lifts immediately! After finding a parking spot across the street (score!), we headed in and spent the next hour exploring. Color Factory is essentially a series of rooms spread over two floors. Each one is dedicated to a color (or color combination) as well as an associated experience.

Color Factory Rainbow Staircase

Dress: True Decadence Lace Trim Pleated Midi Dress {also available here}

Bag: Sophie Hulme Rainbow Stripe Albion Tote {last worn in this post} {also here}

Shoes: Steve Madden Carrson Sandals // Eyewear: Céline White Marta Sunglasses

Jewelry: Kate Spade Pink Tassel Earrings {also in this post}

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Dress: White Lace Midi Dress {only $64!} // Bag: Pink Chanel Quilted Flap Bag

Shoes: Steve Madden Carrson Sandals // Eyewear: Céline Black Marta Sunglasses

Jewelry: BaubleBar Gabriela Fringe Earrings {a gift from my sweet friend Brooke}

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Dress: Multicolor Stripe T-Shirt Dress {only $40!} // Shoes: Steve Madden Carrson Sandals

Bag: Sophie Hulme Rainbow Stripe Albion Tote {also here}

Eyewear: Céline White Marta Sunglasses // Jewelry: BaubleBar Ombré Fringe Earrings

Sophie Hulme Rainbow Albion ToteColor Factory Confetti Room

Things to Know Before You Go to Color Factory San Francisco:


Since we were traveling to San Francisco from out of town, we had a rental car for the weekend. Given its location, Color Factory does not have any parking for its guests. There is ample street parking in the area, but be sure to read every sign and instruction closely. Also, play it safe and avoid any yellow or red painted curbs.

Ticket Logistics

There’s no need to print your tickets in advance, since they send an email with a link to your QR code. One thing to note is that you will need your ID and the main person who purchased the tickets must be present in order to gain access to Color Factory.

What to Wear

As you can see from my post, the dress code is formal. You must wear a dress and high heels. I’M KIDDING! It’s a very casual crowd – almost everyone was in jeans and sneakers. When you get to the yellow room with the giant ball pit, you will need to take of your shoes and empty your pockets before partaking in that experience.

How Long Does it Take?

Each ticket purchase allots you one hour in Color Factory San Francisco. Given the amount of daily visitors, the team inside definitely helps move things along. In my experience, an hour was more than enough time to explore and take some fun photos.

Rainbow Stripe Pop Up San FranciscoColor Factory Ice Cream

Some of my favorite experiences were the colorful ribbons, the yellow ball pool, and the confetti room. Bob’s favorite part was the free ice cream cone at the end – no surprise there.

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Color Factory San Francisco is the brainchild of Jordan Ferney, the founder of Oh Happy Day. She pulled together the most incredible roster of creatives, artists, and designers, to create 12,000 square feet of fun. Best of all, there is something for all age groups. Read even more details about Color Factory San Francisco here!


Color Factory San Francisco is extending their pop-up into September! Tickets go on sale Monday August 7th at 3pm PST (5pm Central / 6pm Eastern)! Purchase them HERE!


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  1. D
    Dana Mannarino wrote:

    OMG, Jenn, was this not MADE for you?! Looks like you and Bob had such a fun time! xx

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    Published 8.6.17 · Leave a Reply
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    Carrie Colbert wrote:

    As I told you, jealous in the best possible way! 😉

    If I didn’t have a newborn, I would have booked a trip out there immediately too… Xo


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  3. B

    So jelly!!!! looks amazing!

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    Mary Fremeau wrote:

    Oh my gosh, this spot was MADE for Style Charade!!! Yahoo! SO happy you went; all the outfits were just perfect. So pretty, girl!

    Published 8.7.17 · Leave a Reply


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