Behind Extreme Makeover Home Edition

January 8, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Extreme Makeover Home Edition's Rib Hillis shares designer color ideas for 2009.

Rib Hillis' advice for designing with color

1. I like colors that brighten up a room add some energy and life, but don't make you feel like you live in a cartoon. I like lavender, violet, and lilac.

2. Yellow is another bright color but can be overpowering, so I like it toned down a little.

3. I'm not crazy about dark heavy colors, browns and dark blues. Things are too dark and depressing out in the world today, we don't need it in our homes. Ultimately, it is a personal choice what colors to pick.

About Rib Hillis:
Rib Hillis may be new to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but he is not new to the ABC family. Rib first got his start on the ABC soap opera Port Charles and has since appeared in dozens of television shows, such as Ugly Betty, CSI and CSI: Miami. In addition to these acting jobs, Hillis has done two other home improvement/building shows, Model Citizen and Get a Grip, giving him the chance to combine his ease in front of the camera with his joy in working with his hands.

You can see Rib on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, which airs on Sundays at 8PM on ABC7. Visit the Web site here.

You can also meet him in person at the South Bay Spring and Garden Show this weekend.

South Bay Spring and Garden Show
January 9 - 11
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054