I have had Meross switches and dimmers controlling simple light bulbs, but have added Sengled RGB bulbs into the equation. To prevent the bulbs from flickering, I've set the Meross dimmers to not dim below the Sengleds' threshold, so basically, they have been "dumbed down" to smart switches.
With the dimmer functionality now out of the equation, I have smart switches turning smart bulbs on and off. I could leave the switches always on and control the bulbs singly (table lamp) or in groups (group of pendent lamps), but I'd prefer to control the switches for On/Off commands, but the bubs / bulb groups for color, brightness, hue, etc. commands. For example with Alexa, saying "Turn on the living room bulbs." should turn the switch on, which in turn turns the bulbs on to their last settings. Saying "change the living room bulbs to yellow." should command the grouped bulbs to change color to yellow. Saying "change the living room bulbs to 25%." should command the grouped bulbs to dim to 25%. Saying "Turn off the living room bulbs." should turn the switch off, but not effect of the bulbs' settings.
My question is: What's the suggested method to accomplish this?
Edit: What I'm currently doing, is I have the switch named "Living room light", and the bulb group named "Living room bulbs", so I turn "Living room light" on and off, and I control the parameters of the bulbs with "Living room bulbs". It doesn't bother me much, but will get confusing for others...