First, beer in the fermenter always looks darker than it does in the glass. Don't worry about the color.
As for the types of malt extract, I'm guessing its "light" dry malt extract because of the color description. My advice is to always use as light a variety of dry malt extract as possible - usually "extra light" dry malt extract. This way you will start with a neutral base on which to build your beer, using speciality grains to add flavor, colors, etc.