When you see a nebula from a distance it looks red. But it would not make items look red if you were in the “cloud” and close to those items.
This is because the cloud is very very thin, looking across the entire cloud you get a tint; over short distances there are not enough particles to cause a tint.
This makes many of the cool ship skins, look like ■■■■ in space.
Really sun beams in space?