I was playing around with a comb, my hair, and pieces of paper when it occurred to me that inducing a dipole on the pieces of paper meant that many valence electrons previously on the side closer to the negatively charged comb were now on the side farther from the comb. This implies that the ionization energy and the energy needed to change an electron's energy level changed on every ion that was previously an atom.
This further would imply that the wavelengths of light absorbed by the newly made ions is now different, which means that the wavelengths most reflected towards my eyes should be different as well.
So this then begs the question: Why don't I see any difference in color when electric dipoles are induced?
The easy answer is that it does but not enough to be noticeable, but I haven't seen this effect in anything I've induced a dipole in.