The Orion Nebula – A great NASA inspired home office color scheme

The Orion Nebula – A great NASA inspired home office color scheme

The Orion Nebula offers another possibility for a great NASA inspired color scheme. This photo mesmerizes – stare into the beautiful colors with those pinks, greens, corals, lavenders, siennas.  Actually the array of colors is so intense that it is hypnotizing.  What a beautiful photo to have hanging in your home office. And using these color schemes would ensure a stress-free working environment. Take a look at the variety of color schemes derived from this gorgeous photo.

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

Facts about the Orion Nebula

The Mayan Culture thought of the Orion Nebula as the “cosmic fire of creation.”  Well known to many cultures throughout the history of man, the nebula is a mere 1,500 light-years away. Thus, it is the closest large star-forming region to Earth. Viewed with the naked eye, find this constellation just below Orion’s belt. Even better, the nebula offers incredible beauty through a telescope.

The enormous nebula contains clouds of dust and gas where huge numbers of new stars are being created. Four massive, young stars comprise the bright, central region shaping the nebula. Those four stars arranged in a trapezoidal pattern are aptly called the Trapezium.  These stars unleash ultraviolet light, carving a cavity in the nebula that disrupts the growth of hundreds of smaller stars.

The above Hubble image offers the clearest view of the Orion Nebula ever obtained. Five hundred and twenty different Hubble exposures taken in multiple wavelengths of light went into this mosaic photo, actually containing over one billion pixels.  The green in the image represents oxygen, orange caused by hydrogen, and red represented by sulfur and infrared light.

Finding the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula can be viewed by the human eye, if you know where to look.  First, locate the constellation Orion at the appropriate time of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, look for Orion in the winter months. Look for Orion during summer months in the Southern hemisphere.  At the correct time of year, find three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row representing Orion’s Belt. Then look closely to find a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. The Orion Nebula can be found about midway down in the Sword of Orion. Generally, the higher the Orion constellation is in the sky, the easier to see it. In the Northern Hemisphere, Orion is due south and highest in the sky about midnight in middle December.  Look for Orion on a dark, cloudless night.

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Jupiter clouds – NASA inspired color scheme

Jupiter clouds – NASA inspired color scheme

Oh wow! Is this photo of the surface of Jupiter ever sumptuous? These Jupiter clouds and the NASA inspired color scheme reminds me of a Van Gogh. Did he see the universe in his creative mind even before the telescopes did? This blue colors scheme would be so relaxing in any home office.

Other possibilities for the color scheme may be adding in some of the brown tones in this surface photo of Jupiter.

Surface of Jupiter

Another possibility is to look toward some of the greens in the surface of Jupiter.  Any of these color schemes would be absolutely gorgeous in a farmhouse-designed home office. I can imagine accents and accessories in galvanized metal and jute rope. Add some lush green plants in galvanized buckets. What a peaceful place to work!!!!

Background on photo of Jupiter

This image shows Jupiter clouds taken from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The spacecraft shot the image when only 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds.  The Juno spacecraft shot this color-enhanced image in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere in 2017. The shadows appear because of the angle of the sun to the Juno spacecraft. Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager. More information can be found here.

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Eagle Nebula color scheme – NASA inspired

Eagle Nebula color scheme – NASA inspired

Another great NASA inspired color scheme!!!  This magical looking pillar-like column exists in the Eagle Nebula (also called M16). The nebula is located in a nearby star-forming region 7,000 light-years away from Earth, in the constellation Serpens.  Picking up the lavenders and  siennas in this pillar, the color scheme calms and relaxes while maintaining the mystery of space. Indeed, Captain Kirk, we are looking at the “final frontier.”

Pillar of gas in Eagle Nebula

Brown and sienna scheme

The color scheme below picks up more of the browns and siennas in the pillar of gas. With just a hint of lavender, this color scheme would be ideal for the masculine office. Using framed photos of the Eagle Nebula would enhance any office. Go to NASA images to download this photo.

Gaseous pillar in Eagle Nebula

Information about the pillar

These eerie, dark, pillar-like structures consist of columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust. The chaotic environment incubates new stars. The pillars look like stalagmites protruding from a cavern floor but is actually a cloud of dark molecular matter. The ultraviolet light from hot, massive, newborn stars illuminates the turmoil. The ghostly streamers of gas boils away from the clouds. This produces a dramatic visual effects highlighting the three-dimensional clouds. Taken on April 1, 1995 with the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. This image is constructed from three separate images taken in the light of emission from different types of atoms.  In this photo, red shows emissions from singly-ionized sulfur atoms, green shows emissions from hydrogen, and blue shows light emitted by doubly-ionized oxygen atoms.

Additional NASA inspired color schemes

If you like this color scheme, explore the other At Home Offices NASA inspired color schemes.  In the immortal words of Buzz Lightyear, take your home office, “To infinity… and beyond!”

Mars – A NASA inspired home office color scheme

Mars – A NASA inspired home office color scheme

Here’s another great color scheme based on NASA photography.  Mars, that mysterious planet that mere Earthlings have thought about for hundreds and hundreds of years. But, surprisingly, the close up shots of Mars are not red?!?!!? Nevertheless, Mars looks dazzling.  Almost makes me want to be be an astronaut. Almost. Naw – not really.

But the natural color scheme with soothing greens, blues and browns will rock any office.  Accent with black for mystery. Just wow!

Mars color scheme

The below offers a different color scheme, equally stunning. This scheme picks up the aqua tones matched with browns and a dusty teal. Pretty interesting array of colors for an office. Picking the lighter colors would make for a brighter office. The darker colors could serve as accents. I love the turquoise – but perhaps used as an accent rather than the primary color.  As a matter of fact, turquoise accents would be dynamite.  A home office decorated in this color scheme would be so very relaxing.

Mars color scheme

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Mystic Mountain home office color schemes

Mystic Mountain home office color schemes

Try these Mystic Mountain color schemes for an awe-inspiring home office. Another great color scheme inspired by the NASA photo!

I absolutely love the muted greens, peaches and taupe colors. The photo inspires mystical color schemes – for sure.  And, remember – you can download many images from NASA.  This photo of Mystic Mountain can be found here.

If you like this photo, consider using NASA photos in your home office. Walls filled with beautiful photos from NASA make for a warm and comforting environment.

mystic mountain color scheme

Is this image not just absolutely gorgeous?  I love the lavender and golds with that lush green color.  Imagine your office surrounded with these colors. Ahhhhh.

mystic mountain color scheme

More information about Mystic Mountain

Turmoil and chaos assault the pillar from within. Infant stars fire off jets of gas set up by the infant stars buried inside. This cosmic pinnacle resides within a chaotic stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula. The nebula is situated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina.  Within, new stars form caused by the scorching radiation and fast winds. These constantly shape and compress the pillar.  Additionally, streamers of hot ionized gas flow off the ridges of the structure, and wispy veils of dust, illuminated by starlight, float around its peaks.

Fledgling stars nestle inside this tall pillar of gas. The long streamers of gas shooting in opposite directions off the pedestal are the signpost for new star birth.  Swirling disks around the stars  launch the jets.  These disks allow material to slowly accumulate onto the stars’ surfaces, some day becoming stars.

This image marks the 20th anniversary of Hubble’s launch and deployment into Earth orbit.

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