I recommend using a color visualizer, like this:
You can upload photos, then find a matching color to some color in your pieces. If you can't pull out a color you love, use the dark teak and find a lighter tone of the same brown.
Or you can do what some other folks have done around here, and post some photos to let Hometalk find your new colors.
We struggled with this for our cabin early this year...we went with a darker natural "pueblo" type color
Do you have a favorite Southwest piece of pottery, rug, or a piece of art in your home that you absolutely love? If so, pull your colors from that. I've always found that muted blue/grays green/grays look great with dark furniture, and that reds/oranges are difficult to use with dark wood pieces. If you have some pictures, there are a LOT of great designers on this site who could help.
actually looking for the most current white light color/ or tanish color, paint source and name...such as navajo white, etc...been out of that loop for a while, thanks everyone, keep the ideas coming....
settled on dunn and edwards bone with cottage white ceilings, happy with outcome, dark beam compliments....thanks for your help