Echo, hue, St, ifttt integration

I’m trying to find out how ifttt can recognize a set of three hue color bulbs as a defined group ie living room lights. I have two lamps with hue also in this room that I want left alone while doing this. For changing color with alexa via ifttt. This works great for all my stand alone bulbs and I’ve managed to somehow create rooms that ifttt recognizes but can’t duplicate what I did. I’m using echo to controll defined groups like house. Living room, kitchen, kitchen lights. These all work great through echo smart home but not for triggering basic colors like blue green red. Any thoughts would be great. I run smartthings phillips hue harmony elite as my system