Would you choose a colourful coffin for your loved one's final farewell?

The death of a loved one may be a sombre affair, but there is a growing market in the UK for colourful coffins that reflect the life of the person who has passed away, reported Mirror.

Was he known for his love of cars? Or she, for her love of fine wine?

Halliday Funeral Supplies is one of the businesses in England catering to this growing demand.

Co-funeral director Richard Halliday told Liverpool Echo: "I think the interest in the colourful and bespoke coffins has developed in the last 10 years."

The coffins could be "celebratory of a person’s life" or "reflect their loved ones’ lives", he said.

Mr Halliday said non-traditional coffins now make up 10 per cent of total sales, up from 1 per cent 10 years ago.

Mirror reported that the company supplies about 30,000 coffins and 80,000 coffin sets a year.

Here are some of the colourful coffins:

Sources: Liverpool Echo, Mirror

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