I know that those almost black industrial lamps looks amazing good also in their originally color (the last picture), but to my home and to my narrow hall they were too dark. I love white. I love MATT white.
The painting was actually very quick job - when I was painted first one once, I painted second one and then third one and then first one was already enough dry for second painting round etc. So I painted them in a one day. I could have painting factory :D