Brown was a colour.
Numerous incarnations of the Doctor had brown coloured hair. The Tenth Doctor had thick brown hair and deep, brown eyes. (TV: The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need Special) One of the two main suits he wore during this incarnation was dark brown with blue pinstripes. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) Other incarnations with brown hair include the Fourth, (TV: Planet of the Spiders) Seventh, (TV: Time and the Rani) Eighth, (TV: Doctor Who) War (TV: The Night of the Doctor) (after regenerating), Ninth, (TV: Rose) Eleventh, (TV: The End of Time) and First Doctor, when he was young. (COMIC: Vortex Butterflies)
Many of their companions possessed brown hair, some being Peri, (TV: Planet of Fire) Clara, (TV: The Bells of Saint John) Sarah Jane, (TV: The Time Warrior) Rory (TV: The Eleventh Hour) and Jack. (TV: The Empty Child)