Part of the darkness is because the beer is in the fermenter. It will be (at least some) lighter when it gets into the glass.
Assuming it’s the Chinook IPA extract kit, the instructions (link below) indicate a partial boil with all the LME added at the start of the boil. This approach will also darken the color some.
In brewing competitions that use BJCP guidelines, color is only 1-2 points (out of 50). And, in competition brewing, if the beer comes out “too dark” for a normal IPA, many people would enter it as a brown or black IPA .
So far, your first batch is looking like it’s on track.
Any thoughts on what you might be brewing next?