Acrylic colours are The professionals choice since 1963, the new Cryla Artists Acrylic range now has 87 colours. The new range features colours used by the old masters, specific primary shades and contemporary colours containing the most modern pigments available. classed as the new painting medium, as they have only been around for a few decades. Acrylics have gained in popularity over the years and are now the painting medium of choice. This is due to the plethora of application techniques, and their ability to take to virtually any surface.